Announcing free one-day consultancy on CSR for business
During the CSR Calendar Forum on Fair Operating: “Why are transparent companies more successful?” held on 2nd June, 2015, Mr. Florian Beranek - Lead Expert Social Responsibility of UNIDO announced In-house One-day Consultancy on CSR for Business Program.
Precisely, Vietnamese enterprises, who successfully become members of Global Compact Network Viet Nam located in greater Ho Chi Minh and greater Ha Noi, will be provided with 1-day CSR consultancy on the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact, ISO 26000 and related topics in long term. The selected companies will be supported by UNIDO CSR Expert Group Viet Nam.
Mr. Nguyen Quang Vinh, Deputy General Secretary, member of the Standing Committee of VCCI, and Representative of GCNV said, transparent issues are catching attention of business community. Lately, VCCI has been appointed to carry out the Action Plan on Enhancing Integrity Implementation Initiative in Business. This is considered as an opportunity to improve business environment. Transparency is an important element to improve productivity and gain trust from stakeholders, increase employee’s loyalty and contribute to sustainable development of a business.
UNIDO highly respects the long-term cooperation with VCCI, in particular SDforB as an effective channel to reach out to both businesses and policy makers, said UNIDO Representative to Viet Nam Mr. Patrick Gilabert. He continued, jointly implemented with SDforB, our program on Social Responsibility - ISO26000 has been a great success for years. UN Global Compact in Viet Nam was established in Viet Nam under VCCI in 2007. Since then, UNIDO always commits and supports 10 UNGC principles in the light of ISID as the extended contextual scope of UNIDO. This clearly shows One UN spirit and tightens our relationship with VCCI.
Regarding ISO 26000 and transparency, Mr. Florian Beranek - Lead Expert Social Responsibility of UNIDO added, ISO26000 is a comprehensive guidelines highlighting holistic approach to business operation. 7 principles of this standard are considered equally important, however 1 of them takes a greater role and serves as foundation for others, named: Transparency. Without transparency, it is hard to follow other principles. No transparency, how can accountability be taken? How can national laws and international norms be complied? How can stakeholders be respected? And not only for ISO26000, it applies for any companies. Business needs transparency in operation, in development, in reaching customers and in competition in the market.
Forthcoming time, there will be 3 CSR Calendar Forum on Environment, Community and Governance and Human Rights conducted.