SR 10-1 | Social Responsibility Certification
Business and organizations do not operate in a vacuum. Their relationship to the society and environment in which they operate is a critical factor in their ability to continue to operate effectively. It is also increasingly being used as a measure of their overall performance.
ISO 26000 provides guidance on how businesses and organizations can operate in a socially responsible way. This means acting in an ethical and transparent way that contributes to the health and welfare of society.
EACS SR 10-1 is an international specification, developed by EACS. The standard was developed by CSR and Environmental Experts of EACS and other members representing various governmental organisations and NGOs. It is aimed to integrate social responsibility management into organisations business strategy and to communicate the achievements obtained through certification.
EACS SR 10-1 provides guidance on how businesses and organizations can operate in a socially responsible way. It helps clarify what social responsibility is, helps businesses and organizations translate principles into effective actions and shares best practices from around the world relating to social responsibility. The standard designed to be clear and instructive, even to non-specialists, as well as objective and applicable to all types of organization, including big business, small- and medium-sized enterprises, public administrations, governmental and non-govermental organizations. EACS SR-10 is designed to assist organizations in contributing to sustainable development, encouraging them to go beyond basic legal compliance, and to promote common understanding in the field of social responsibility, complementing other instruments and initiatives for social responsibility.
The EACS SR 10 specification establishes requirements for defining, implementing, maintaining and improving a social responsibility management system, so as to integrate social responsibility within all the organizations and to contribute to sustainable development, taking into account stakeholders’ needs and expectations to show the capacity of an organization to fulfill, through an ethical and transparent behavior
SR 10-1 Certification - Benefits
- Competitive advantage
- Learning more about the needs of the parties involved; communicating more effectively with them.
- Increasing the commitment and motivation of the personnel.
- Integrating the management of the social responsibility in a clear manner into the organisation’s overall management system.
- Strengthening the brand image to customers, consumers and other stakeholders.
- The certification process can reduce the amount of supplier audits, thereby reducing costs
- The certification can be used to boost the status of the organisation as socially responsible and sustainable.