Corporate Social Responsibility and Globalisation: An Action by Jacqueline Cramer

By Jacqueline Cramer

Enterprise in a globalized global is not any longer basically approximately revenue. businesses that function globally are more and more being referred to as to account over their social tasks to the crew, neighborhood groups and the surroundings. businesses that take those tasks heavily are confronted with a plethora of difficulties and dilemmas. for instance, how can businesses navigate the ocean of anxiety among gazing overseas principles of behavior and responding to precise neighborhood cultural conditions? How can they make sure social accountability within the product chain(s) during which they function? and the way can they top give a contribution to the neighborhood economic climate of constructing countries?

This e-book is helping businesses with solid intentions yet little adventure to discover solutions to those questions and so forth. The ebook deals concrete guidance, step by step plans and useful examples according to the stories of 20 various, huge, medium and small businesses that participated within the three-year Dutch application 'Corporate Social accountability in a global Context' geared up by means of CSR Netherlands.

Corporate Social accountability and Globalisation constitutes a guidebook and motion plan to allow businesses of all sizes to control hazard and search out possibilities for engagement of their out of the country operations.

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4 Conclusions The plan of action explained above appears to be very useful in establishing some order in the maze of international guidelines and standards. The examples given by the companies all started by mapping out the current situation with regard to corporate social responsibility in an international context (see Action 1). The OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises are very helpful when doing this. In most cases, these guidelines were converted into a questionnaire tailored to the individual company.

Therefore, the partners and children of such relationships have no right to social services. Furthermore, employees who have a religion other than Islam do not have the same rights as Muslims. Companies operating in this country must ensure that the employment conditions do not only apply to legally married partners and that nonMuslims can also enjoy flexible working hours, make use of prayer rooms and have paid leave for a pilgrimage to Mecca. The HRCA recommends checking the employment conditions for both Muslims and non-Muslims.

Finally, examples of dilemmas are given ● A Code of Business Conduct Implementation Manual. qxd 22/11/06 11:35 am Page 58 Corporate Social Responsibility and Globalisation 58 ning and implementation of the Code of Business Conduct activities. It explains step by step how they come to the desired implementation of the Code ● A Code of Business Conduct Whistle-Blower Code The pilot studies showed clear differences in the way in which the local codes were drawn up. Some codes were very legal in nature, while others used many examples.

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