Thursday, May 26, 2011

ISO 26000 Corporate Social Responsibility

Recently I went for a course organized by Asian Productivity Organization (APO) that is, e-learning, on ISO 26000 Corporate Social Responsibility.

It is interesting to understand that increasingly people are looking at how a company conduct itself rather than only on the quality of the goods produced exclusively. Organizations now aware of the needs to look into their social responsibility image to the public. As well the points in SR also ensure sustainable development.

So company have to look into areas like to have a balance healthy ecosystems, social equity and good organizational governance. At the end of the day, the organization have to exist in a healthy ecosystems and organizational governance is important because there are various stakeholders that will surely scrutinize every discrepancies and gaps that the organization has.

It also takes into consideration a wide area in terms of societal, environmental, legal, cultural, political and organization diversity (small to conglomerate), as well as differences in economic conditions and keeping in tab consistency with international norms.

This of course is not for certification and only meant to be guideline. The area coverage would be too big as well as different industry has different governing rules. So, it is not meant to be all coverage, but it is overarching of corporate social responsibility. It is something important and not that difficult, but we definitely have to spend some time to look into it and start implementing within our organization.

~~~ Life is an adventure where we search for the meaning of the outcome.
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    Winson has about 15+ years of working experience, 10+ of which is in the area of Quality Assurance in software/design industry. A senior member of American Society for Quality (ASQ), a member of IIST and an ASQ Certified Quality Manager or better known as Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE), Certified Project Manager (PMP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM). Currently, he has about 5 years in managerial position in charge of QA Department, managing a team of QA executives and IT Administrator, performing software testing, software quality assurance/audit and process improvement.

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