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1 NORMAPME ISO 26000 User Guide for European SMEs The essence of. Guido Gürtler 2011-07-25

2 NORMAPME ISO 26000 user guide for European SMEs, in essence 2 Europe shares Common values A tradition of nations and constitutions with societal Laws and regulations A culture of compliance Efficient enforcement mechanisms.

3 NORMAPME ISO 26000 user guide for European SMEs, in essence 3 In Europe, enterprises are Medium-sized up to 250 Small up to 50, and Micro up to 10 persons.

4 NORMAPME ISO 26000 user guide for European SMEs, in essence 4 The vast majority of the 20 million European SMEs are characterised by Personal ownership, Being owner-managed with Only informal structures.

5 NORMAPME ISO 26000 user guide for European SMEs, in essence 5 In European nations many CSR related activities are regulated, a significant distinction from other regions.

6 NORMAPME ISO 26000 user guide for European SMEs, in essence 6 In Europe societies’ needs and demands are locally specific and subject to continuous change.

7 NORMAPME ISO 26000 user guide for European SMEs, in essence 7 Practicing CSR can lead to significant benefits, like Higher motivation and productivity among employees Increased reputation and trust Enhanced acceptance within the community.

8 NORMAPME ISO 26000 user guide for European SMEs, in essence 8 The NORMAPME user guide addresses only those ISO 26000 recommendations, which may be relevant for European SMEs.

9 NORMAPME ISO 26000 user guide for European SMEs, in essence 9 Accountability: Willingness to take responsibility for the impact an SME may have on its specific environment.

10 NORMAPME ISO 26000 user guide for European SMEs, in essence 10 Transparency: Availability of information on relevant social, economic and environmental aspects of the SME’s operations.

11 NORMAPME ISO 26000 user guide for European SMEs, in essence 11 Ethical behaviour: Carrying out all decisions in an honest, fair and reliable way, without accepting illegal benefits or conflicts of interest.

12 NORMAPME ISO 26000 user guide for European SMEs, in essence 12 Networking: Identifying who has an interest in the SME’s decisions and activities Understanding the SME’s clients’ networks and values Solving problems through common efforts in an atmosphere of personal confidence Engaging actively in society based networks to improve situations.

13 NORMAPME ISO 26000 user guide for European SMEs, in essence 13 Relevance of ISO 26000 “core subjects”: Looking at all core subjects, though for SMEs not all core subjects and issues are equally relevant.

14 NORMAPME ISO 26000 user guide for European SMEs, in essence 14 Human rights in the European Union: Their respect is a fundamental principle, and Their legal protection is guaranteed by the rule of law and functioning juridical systems.

15 NORMAPME ISO 26000 user guide for European SMEs, in essence 15 Human rights issues: Be aware of human risk situations outside Europe Avoid complicity Consider conditions of purchased goods Avoid exclusion and discrimination of vulnerable groups

16 NORMAPME ISO 26000 user guide for European SMEs, in essence 16 Labour practices in the European Union: In the member states all relevant labour standards have been adopted either by law or by collective agreements.

17 NORMAPME ISO 26000 user guide for European SMEs, in essence 17 Labour issues: Ensure that working conditions comply with national law and/or standards set in collective agreements Respect and implement the results of social dialogue Implement and maintain an occupational health and safety policy provide workers with access to skills development and training where feasible.

18 NORMAPME ISO 26000 user guide for European SMEs, in essence 18 The environment in the European Union: Member states and CEN, CENELEC and ETSI have launched most of the relevant regulations and standards.

19 NORMAPME ISO 26000 user guide for European SMEs, in essence 19 Environmental issues: Prevent pollution Use sustainable resources Contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation Protect ecosystems

20 NORMAPME ISO 26000 user guide for European SMEs, in essence 20 Fair operating practices: SMEs should operate in a fair manner vis-à-vis business partners, suppliers, government agencies and others.

21 NORMAPME ISO 26000 user guide for European SMEs, in essence 21 Fair operating issues: Prevent corruption on all levels Practice fair competition Promote social responsibility in the value chain

22 NORMAPME ISO 26000 user guide for European SMEs, in essence 22 Consumer issues, if a European SME deals with consumer products and/or services: Fair marketing, factual and unbiased information, and fair contractual practices Provision of all product relevant health and safety information Design products and packaging for easy reuse, repair and recycling Respect data protection and privacy Care for a cooperative dispute settlement.

23 NORMAPME ISO 26000 user guide for European SMEs, in essence 23 Community involvement and development: SMEs can help to strengthen civil society and to promote well being in the community.

24 NORMAPME ISO 26000 user guide for European SMEs, in essence 24 Community related issues: Participation in and support for civil institutions Support education on all levels Sharing knowledge, skills and technology Engagement in programmes aimed at improving social aspects of community life.

25 NORMAPME ISO 26000 user guide for European SMEs, in essence 25 Practicing social responsibility: SMEs practice CSR in a more informal, practical and often spontaneous way, Without being aware of any specific ‘system’ of decision making and ‘implementation’.

26 NORMAPME ISO 26000 user guide for European SMEs, in essence 26 SMEs may practice CSR individually through : The owners’ personal involvement Reviewing the relevance of core subjects and issues Influencing their “sphere of influence” Undertaking one action at a time.

27 NORMAPME ISO 26000 user guide for European SMEs, in essence 27 SMEs may practice CSR in a collective approach through : Co-operating with other SMEs Contributing to CSR promoting organizations Engaging in sector organizations Supporting regional professional organizations.

28 NORMAPME ISO 26000 user guide for European SMEs, in essence 28 SME’s communication on CSR activities: Only the SME decides how to communicate Internally Externally Through sector associations.

29 NORMAPME ISO 26000 user guide for European SMEs, in essence 29 Voluntary initiatives on social responsibility: Such initiatives are intended to assist members to further enhance their social responsibility SMEs may consider joining such voluntary initiatives.

30 NORMAPME ISO 26000 user guide for European SMEs, in essence 30 Thank you for your attention!


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