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Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility

By: TSI Limited

Lagos State, Nigeria

21 - 23 Sep, 2015  3 days

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The goal of this course is to create awareness and advance knowledge about issues in business ethics and supply chain social responsibility. Through readings, discussions, mini-cases and exercises, participants will learn about a broad range of social responsibility factors, such as ethics, environmental concerns and “fair trade.”

Course Objectives

  • Upon completion of this course you should be able to:
  • Describe the different perspectives on ethics and social responsibility.
  • Explain the relationship between business ethics and corporate social responsibility.
  • Critique an organizational ethics statement.
  • Identify the various stakeholders with interests in ethical issues.
  • Discuss the rationale and potential benefits of sustainable supply chains.
  • Identify opportunities for your organization to create a greener supply chain.
  • Evaluate your organization’s policy on discrimination and harassment.
  • Create a social responsibility policy for your organization.

Course Outline

Introduction to Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

  • Ethics: Definition and Tradition Define business ethics and describe different perspectives on ethics.  
  • Critique and organizational ethics statement.
  • Regulatory Codes of Ethics
  • Stakeholders identify various stakeholders with interests in ethical issues in the context of their organizations.
  • Social Responsibility Explain the relationship between business ethics and corporate social responsibility.
  • Ethical Orientation
  • The Polluter’s Dilemma

Environmental Sustainability

  • Sustainable Supply Chains Discuss the rationale and potential benefits of sustainable supply chains.
  • Carbon Footprint Identify opportunities for your organization to create a greener supply chain.
  • Calculate the carbon footprints.
  • ISO 14000 Evaluate the potential of ISO 14000 for their organization and supply chain.

Discrimination and Harassment: The Law

  • Defining Discrimination and Harassment Know the federal and provincial laws covering discrimination and harassment.
  • Organizational Policy Comment on your organization’s policy on discrimination and harassment
  • Sexual Harassment Mini-case Discuss the impact of discrimination on organizational productivity.

Social Issues

  • International Labor Organization (ILO) Standards To explain the ILO standards
  • ISM Principles To identify safety and security issues within your organization, and among key members of your supply chain
  • Free Trade versus Fair Trade Be familiar with distinctions between free trade and fair trade, and determine your organization’s view on free versus fair trade.
  • Kraft and Rainforest Alliance

Community Involvement

  •  Community and the Organization
  • Examples of Community Involvement Identify opportunities for their organizations to become more involved in the local community.

Social Responsibility Presentations

  • Propose a statement of social responsibility to a group of their peers
  • Question and or Comment on such a statement delivered by someone else.

Social Responsibility Report and Workshop Wrap Up

  • Begin preparation of their workshop final report.
  • Discuss the key concepts covered during the session.
  •  Discuss how they would apply the concepts in their organization.
  • Prepare a final report
Sizzler House, 33 International Airport Road, Ajao Estate, Lagos, Nigeria Sep 21 - 23 Sep, 2015
NGN280,000.00
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+1-646-202-8832, +2348033467639, +2348023019508,

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