Organizations are subject to greater scrutiny by their various stakeholders, including customers or consumers, workers and their trade unions, members, the community, non-governmental organizations, students, financiers, donors, investors, companies and other commercial entities. The perception of an organization’s social responsibility performance may influence reputation of the organization, ability to attract and retain talent, maintenance of staff morale and productivity, the view of investors, donors, sponsors and the financial community; and relationship with stakeholders
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT:
At the end of the programme participants will be able to:
• Describe the attributes of a socially responsible organization;
• Describe the factors and conditions influencing the development of social responsibility;
• Examine importance of the core social responsibility management
• Gain knowledge in organizational organizational governance, human rights, labor practices, the environment, fair operating practices, consumer issues, and community involvement and development.
• Implement social responsibility practices in organizations;
• Monitor and evaluate/audit social responsibility programs in organizations; and
• Prepare social performance reports.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Officers responsible for corporate social responsibility, Environment, corporate communication, public relations, marketing, Human Resource management, quality management, occupational health & safety. These include officials working in government ministries and departments, Private sector companies in Manufacturing, Service industries such as banking and insurance, infrastructure such as telecommunications and construction, mining, energy, water and agriculture industries. parastatals, & agencies. Officers from Ministries/ Departments and parastatals (such as those in environment, labor, infrastructure, natural resources, mining, agriculture water, energy, local Government and Defense), Government agencies (Such as environmental protection agencies and sector regulatory agencies) local and international NGOs are encouraged to attend the course.
• Definition and basics of corporate social responsibility and accountability
• Factors and conditions influencing the development of social responsibility
• Social responsibility and accountability management building blocks-
• Organizational governance
◦ Human rights
◦ Labor practices
• Environmental management
◦ Fair operating practices
◦ Consumer issues
◦ Community involvement and development
• Implementation of social responsibility programs
• Social responsibility management system standards (ISO 26000 and SA8000)
• Monitoring and evaluation/audit of social responsibility practices
• Social responsibility performance reporting
• The GRI sustainability reporting guidelines