CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) means the firm’s commitment to enrich its management choices with ethical, social and environmental considerations. It is a voluntary self-regulatory process whose opportunity also lies in the growing importance of brand reputation and the influence it exerts on consumers’ behavior.
CSR has two dimensions: internal CSR – which relates human resources, health and safety at the workplace, organization, the management of natural resources and their impact on the environment – and external CSR, which affects local communities, business partners, suppliers, clients, consumers, also including respect for human rights throughout the supply chain.
4sustainability takes care of integrating objectives and values of social responsibility in business processes, by creating a Management System capable of generating accountable results. The system development refers to standards and regulations related to specific areas of interest, and includes the support for obtaining necessary certifications.
If the ISO 26000 Guidance on Social Responsibility is the reference document at international level, other relevant standards are:
ISO 9001: Quality Management System
ISO 14001: Environment Management System
SA 8000: Corporate Social Responsibility
AA 1000: Accountability
OHSAS 18001: Safety Management System at Workplace.
Compliance with each of these rules generates a certificate that represents for the company a relevant competitive advantage and for 4sustainability a goal to be achieved as an integral part of its services.