Social Compliance And Environmental Concerns

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SOCIAL COMPLIANCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS Social compliance refers to how a business or an organisation treat its employees, the workforce and the environment on social responsibility. It refers to a code of conduct that directs how employees should be treated in regard to wages, work hours and work conditions. To ensure that the company meets with the standards of various environmental laws, it may be necessary to conduct a compliance audit. The various codes of conduct now available are: • Workplace amenities and work environment • Communicating occupational health and safety across languages • Confined spaces • First aid in the workplace • Defined working hours • Living and fair wages The groups of stakeholders often insist for a…show more content…
Following safety rules helps prevent injuries, fires or building evacuations that hurt the profitability. • Better Public Relations When the business meet their legal obligations, they can tout these on their website and in their marketing materials. For example, placing job advertisements, include the fact that they are an equal opportunity employer. • Higher Employee Retention Many compliance issues deal with protecting employees. The more employees feel they work in a fair and safe environment, the more likely they will be able to stay in the business. PRIMARK : Best Ethical Consumer rating for supply chain management http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/companystories.aspx?CompanyId=73003&CategoryId=230 In October 2015 Ethical Consumer viewed Primark 's website for the company 's supply chain management policy. The company was rated on the basis of the information found. Primark 's website stated that it had been a member of the multi-stakeholder process, the Ethical Trade Intiatives (ETI) since 2006, and also a member of ILO 's Better Work programme since 2010. It stated that it worked with Cotton Connect, and worked with a number of other NGOs on factory safety. Primark Sustainable Cotton Programme This programme is designed to introduce sustainable farming methods by reducing the use of fertilisers, pesticides and water and improving cotton yields which increases the
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