Rogovsky, Nikolai and Emily Sims, Corporate Success through People: Making the International Labour Standards Work for you, Geneva: International Labour Organization.
CSR PROGRAMS: CASES AND EXAMPLES
We have learned about a supplier factory of toys in China whose products were recalled all over the world due to excessive amount of lead in the paint it used in producing toys for children.
Consumers all over the world, especially those in the industrialized countries, have come to rethink about the price of “competitiveness” of products made or subcontracted in China.
China has to react fast. Its government has mobilized all public and private resources in order to strengthen its advocacy campaign and inspection of various workplaces based on internationally accepted CSR principles and practices.
The bigger damage is borne by big enterprises that design, brand and market the products made by subcontractors.
Internationally Good Practices
The e-book Corporate Success through People: Making the International Labour Standards Work for you written by Nikolai Rogovsky and Emily Sims of the ILO presents several good CSR practices from all over the world. The books objective is to promote ILO’s international labor standards as benchmarks for good governance in all workplaces public, private and informal sector enterprises.
Rogovsky and Sims used “best practices” which was changed to “good practices.” Changes in the workplace should not be too abrupt or goals should not be too high in order to prevent wastes and possible failures.
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