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Tools & Methods related to Social Responsibility

Hermes-OSR Charter

Hermes-OSR CharterThe “Hermes-OSR Charter” has been specifically designed to be used jointly with the “Hermes-OSR Labellisation process” and to support that process. It is a result of the Hermes-R project supported by the European Leonardo da Vinci programme to deploy Social Responsibility approaches in organisations and especially in SMEs.

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Hermes-OSR certification

Hermes-OSR certificate for OSR 3 unit 5The Hermes-OSR certification corresponds to the procedure under which:
  1. the training organization, which provides an accredited Hermes-OSR training offer,
  2. delivers a written testimony (i.e. a certificate)
    • that a person has attended a training module/unit accredited under the Hermes-OSR framework,
    • and that this person successfully passed the evaluation criteria related to that module/unit as defined in the Hermes-OSR framework.

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Hermes-OSR Label

OSR 3 training moduleOSR 3 accredited trainingCertificate OSR 3 unit5Certificate OSR 3 full moduleThe Hermes-OSR label is the result of the Hermes-OSR project supported in the framework of the European vocational Leonardo da Vinci programme.

The aim of this label is to define a quality framework for training offers on Social Responsibility with common background across Europe.

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Hermes-OSR Accreditation Committee

OSR 4 Accreditation logoThe accreditation of a training offer under the Hermes-OSR Label means that a trainee following a corresponding training seminar will be in a position to acquire skills, knowledge and competences in line the Hermes-OSR framework.

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Acquisitions of ethical companies in Europe: case studies and managerial approaches

ESCEM Through the strategic analysis of five recent business cases (L’Oreal and The Body Shop, Danone and Stonyfield Farm, Yves Rocher and Terre d’Oc, Monoprix and Naturalia, Nestlé and Novartis Nutrition Center), the present article aims at highlighting the ethical external growth strategies. The bottom line is the identification of the concept of "ethical synergy", that is specific to external growth.

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Contact details for the Hermes-OSR Label

Modalities

As in any labellisation process or structured process, there is a part of procedure which we cannot escape. Hermes-OSR partners tried to make as straight forward as possible. Please help us simplify the procedure, any feedback is welcome!

To support you in the process of getting the Hermes-OSR Label, several contact points have been implemented and you may refer to them to get information about the procedure and services or about other training organisations.

Please do not forget as well to consult the Hermes-OSR Charter which is an important document in the Labellisation process.

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Norm on responsibility and Responsibility of norms: the ISO 26000 case

The ISO 26000 standard is the first international standard that may be qualified as fourth generation. After a long elaboration process which involved 80 countries and 40 international organizations, it should be published next year. Its precise designation is “guidance on social responsibility”.

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Introduction to Hermes-OSR Labellisation

OSR 3 accredited training moduletrainne certificate for OSR 3 -unit 5This section on “Hermes-OSR Label" and "Hermes-OSR Labellisation process” is to be used jointly with the “Hermes-OSR Charter”.

The Hermes-OSR Label is a result of the Hermes-R project supported by the European Leonardo da Vinci programme to deploy Social Responsibility approaches in organisations and especially in SMEs.

Read more: Introduction to Hermes-OSR Labellisation

Relationship UNGC and ISO about ISO 26000

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Thanks to twitter we have been able to learn quickly about the concerns of UNGC related to the future ISO 26000 and exchanges of point of views between the UNGC (United Nation Global Compact) and the ISO (International Standardization Organisation).

Hereafter is part of an article by the Global Compact Critics website on "ISO gently responds to terse letter from Global Compact".

Attachments:
Download this file (16741502-Letter-to-Mr-Robert-Steele-June-2009-on-ISO-26000.pdf)16741502-Letter-to-Mr-Robert-Steele-June-2009-on-ISO-26000.pdf[Letter to Mr Robert Steele June 2009 on ISO 26000 (downloaded from scribd.com)]38 kB
Download this file (16780542-Explanatory-Note-MoU-between-ISO-and-Global-Compact.pdf)16780542-Explanatory-Note-MoU-between-ISO-and-Global-Compact.pdf[Explanatory Note MoU between ISO and Global Compact (downloaded from scribd.com)]24 kB
Download this file (16810157-Memorandum-of-Understanding-between-ISO-and-UN-Global-Compact.pdf)16810157-Memorandum-of-Understanding-between-ISO-and-UN-Global-Compact.pdf[Memorandum of Understanding between ISO and UN Global Compact (downloaded from scribd.com)]721 kB
Download this file (17028048-Letter-to-Georg-Kell-from-ISO.pdf)17028048-Letter-to-Georg-Kell-from-ISO.pdf[Letter to Georg Kell from ISO (downloaded from scribd.com)]50 kB

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