The Corporate Responsibility Code Book (3rd New edition)

The Corporate Responsibility Code Book (3rd New edition)

By: Deborah Leipziger (author)Hardback

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The Corporate Responsibility Code Book has become the go-to guide for companies trying to understand the landscape of corporate responsibility and searching for their own, unique route towards satisfying diverse stakeholders. There is no one-size-fits-all approach. A company may face quite different challenges if it operates in more than one part of the world. And yet stakeholders, especially consumers and investors, are keen for some degree of comparability with which they can evaluate corporate performance. There are countervailing forces at work within corporate responsibility: on the one hand is the need for convergence in order to simplify the large numbers of codes and standards; and, on the other hand, the need to foster diversity and innovation. Many of the best codes of conduct and standards are not well known, while some CR instruments that are well disseminated are not terribly effective. Some comprehensive codes of conduct achieve nothing, while other quite vague codes of conduct become well embedded into the organization and foster innovation and change. This landmark book explains the best CR instruments available, and distils their most valuable elements. In the fully revised third edition, Deborah Leipziger widens her lens to provide detailedanalysis of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the Gender EqualityPrinciples and ISO 26000 while updating other key tools such as the Equator Principles, the OECD guidelines and GRI's new G4 framework. The codes in this book cover a wide range of issues, including human rights, labour rights,environmental management, corruption and corporate governance. The book also includeshow-to (or process) codes focusing on reporting, stakeholder engagement and assurance.

About Author

DEBORAH LEIPZIGER advises companies around the world on human rights issues and played a key role in the development of several key standards, including Social Accountability 8000.


Foreword Sir Mark Moody Stuart A note to readers Acknowledgements Introduction Introduction to the third edition Executive summary of corporate responsibility initiatives 1. Values, principles, norms, codes and standards Part 1: Global Initiatives 2. The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises 3. The UN Global Compact 4. ISO 26000 Part 2: Human rights 5. IFC Performance Standards to be included Part II Human Rights 6. The Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights 7. The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Part 3: Labour rights 8. International Labour Organization: Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy 9. Social Accountability 8000 10. Fair Labor Association: Workplace Code of Conduct 11. Ethical Trading Initiative: Base Code 12. Other major initiatives in the clothing industry Part 4: Health issues 13. ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work Part 5: From environment to sustainability 14. The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development Part 6: Combating corruption 15. The OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions 16. The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative 17. The Business Principles for Countering Bribery Part 7: Corporate governance 18. The OECD Principles of Corporate Governance Part 8: Company codes of conduct 19. Shell's General Business Principles 20. Johnson & Johnson's `Credo' Part 9: Framework and sectoral agreements 21. Framework agreements 22. Sectoral agreements 23. The Equator Principles 24. The Principles for Responsible Investment Part 10: Gender 25. The Gender Equality Principles Part 11: Implementation 26. AccountAbility 1000 Series: AA1000 AccountAbility Principles Standard 2008 27. AccountAbility 1000 Assurance Standard 28. The Global Reporting Initiative29. ISO 14001 Part 12: Visions for the future 30. An emerging consensus

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781907643941
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 572
  • ID: 9781907643941
  • weight: 953
  • ISBN10: 190764394X
  • edition: 3rd New edition

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