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
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Officers responsible for corporate social responsibility, corporate communication, public relations, marketing, environment, quality, occupational health & safety, from government ministries, departments, parastatals, & agencies. Participants from private sector companies and NGOs in the above-mentioned areas can also attend.
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;
• Appreciate the importance of the core social responsibility management subjects- 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;
• Prepare social performance reports.
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 - ethics, 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.