It makes good sense to have a tailored code of conduct (or code of ethics) to help ensure compliance in your organisation. We work with you to identify the risks and the topics that need to be covered. We help you compose the code so that it is effective with your audience. We can advise you on disseminating and communicating the code among employees and other stakeholders as appropriate for your unique situation. A code of conduct is only the first step in
More companies are engaging in CSR reporting or Sustainability reporting and publishing formal reports on their corporate responsibility, CSR activities and sustainability. Many are seeking external verification of these reports.
With the advent of the European Directive on Non-Financial Reporting, larger companies will have to report on environmental matters, social and employee aspects, human rights, anti-corruption and bribery and diversity in the board. Smaller organisations are also finding such reporting to be a useful management and monitoring tool and increasingly their larger customers are demanding it.
Preparing a CSR report or Sustainability report can be a daunting task. How can you report effectively for your organisation? What is important for you to report? How do you determine materiality? Who do you need to communicate with? What is the best way to connect with your audience? What should you measure?
Many companies engage in corporate philanthropy and make charitable donations supporting good causes. Many companies enable volunteering by employees. The smart companies give in a way that also creates benefit for their business. They design employee volunteering programmes that are aligned with their business, using core skills to help charities or enabling employees develop new skills and improve confidence and self-esteem.
Strategic philanthropy is better for your business and for the cause you are supporting. It’s about getting to the root causes of social problems and enabling visionary solutions to make a better society.
Ethical awareness training helps employees become more aware of the need for the ethical behaviour, more able to question and reason whether something is right and more sensitive to the possible consequences of unethical behaviour.
This training in ethics also makes it more likely that employees will
You’re probably already doing lots of great things in your organisation in relation to Corporate Social Responsibility or CSR strategy. How can you align these so that they create the most benefit for your business?
GMJ Associates can help you develop your CSR strategy and prioritise the things that are most important for your unique situation. Using our Strategic CSR Decision Framework we will work with you to identify what you can do to create maximum value and maximum impact for both your business and the society in which you operate.
You avoid spending money on things that are just nice to do but lack impact and focus your budget on what gives long-term pay back and aligns with the vision and values of your organisation.
Contact us today to discuss how we can help you develop your best-fit CSR strategy.
Cultural diversity can present challenges. Many businesses based in Ireland require managers to supervise multi-cultural teams, maybe even virtual teams in a number of locations with team members from different cultures. Managers need to improve their cross cultural understanding to manage more effectively.
Team members in culturally diverse teams need to have an understanding of other cultures to allow the team perform at the highest levels.
Businesses are also trading globally and need to negotiate
The ethical tone of an organisation is set by the people who manage and supervise. This training is designed to help them do this in a way that encourages others to engage in ethical behaviour.
Managers and supervisors learn about the problems that occur in organisations and the power they have to prevent them. We look at what influences personal decision making and the group dynamics that can lead to unethical conduct.
Managers learn simple tools to help them increase the likelihood of ethical behaviour. They also learn about common management practices that may unwittingly encourage un-ethical behaviour and how they can avoid these traps. Managers are more sensitized to their own actions and their impact on others.
Most people strive to do the right thing and therefore find this training both interesting and practical. Training can be tailored to your organisation’s specific situation.
Contact us today to discuss your needs and how this training could inspire your managers to be better leaders and encourage ethical behaviour in all around them.
Good employers realise that it is better to uncover problems early and fix them before they become a disaster. A 2016 survey found that most employers expressed support of whistle blowers but that most workplaces lacked awareness of the requirements of the Protected Disclosures Act commonly referred to as whistle blower protection. And the recent EU Directive will require companies of more than 50 employees to have policies and processes for the reporting and investigation of concerns and to ensure there is no retaliation towards any worker for raising a concern.
Do you have an fit-for-purpose whistle blowing policy in your organisation? Do your employees know where to go with disclosures? Do they understand their options? Do managers in your organisation know how to act on receipt of reports? Do people in your workplace understand that there must be no retaliation against whistle blowers or anyone connected to them?
We offer both advice & training and can help you introduce whistle blowing policies and processes that are effective and manageable, that fit your company culture and that allow you to deal effectively with potential problems before they become disasters.
Get in touch to discuss how we can help you ensure your organisation is in compliance and prepared for future legislation as well