Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Aspon Consulting’s expertise in the field of CSR can help your organisation achieve and maintain success in a sustainable society, while fulfilling its commercial goals and business objectives. CSR is a holistic management approach that once embedded into each company’s business model and core strategy, can provide added value to that organisation, and to the community and the environment in which the company operates. It is also a framework that can help companies identify, prevent and mitigate possible adverse impacts and risks. The European Commission’s Communication on CSR in October 2011 recommends that companies use internationally recognised standards to meet their corporate social responsibilities, such as ISO 26000 and the GRI reporting standard.

Through our strategic partnership with CSR Company International (one of the leading CSR-consulting firms worldwide with offices in over 40 countries) we can support you with:

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CSR Strategy Formulation and Implementation

We can help you formulate and implement a CSR strategy, as well as other company policies and practices related to sustainability more widely. Specifically, we can support you with any issues pertaining to community and stakeholder engagement, the environment, consumer issues, fair operating practices, labour practices and human rights. We will design all policies, strategies and practices to align with your organisation’s values and objectives, to help you achieve competitive advantage.

Corporate Governance

Corporate governance refers to the systems and processes through which an organisation is governed, thereby prescribing what kind of corporate citizens organisations seek to be. Effective and efficient corporate governance can ensure the survival and sustainable development of an organisation by improving its relationship with its stakeholders, ensuring transparency, managing risks proactively (covering legal, social, environmental and reputational risks) and ultimately providing the organisation with a social license to operate in its community. We can help you develop and implement systems and processes relating to corporate governance and social responsibility.

Implementation and External Verification of ISO 26000

ISO 26000 is the internationally recognised standard on Social Responsibility. We are uniquely positioned to support you with integrating ISO 26000 into your business, as well as reviewing and evaluating it on a regular basis. We can also prepare you for external verification of ISO 26000 by an independent third-party. Our staff is certified by Austrian Standards in implementing ISO 26000 and in undertaking social audits of the established system once in place.

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) – G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines

The Global Reporting Initiative’s latest guidelines on sustainability reporting (G4) help organisations to disclose their most critical impacts on the environment, society and the economy. They help organisations generate and publish reliable and standardised information with which to assess opportunities and risks to the company and inform decision-making. Our GRI-certified staff can support you in your efforts to report on sustainability using the GRI-G4 guidelines.

CSR-related Measurements and Evaluations

We can advise you on and support you with evaluating the effectiveness of your CSR strategy and initiatives. We can help you develop a set of relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that can be used to measure progress against targets set and provide an overall picture of how sustainable your organisation is.

CSR Communication Strategies

We can employ a range of CSR communication strategies adapted to your needs and objectives to communicate to your internal (e.g. employees, etc.) and external (e.g. clients, competitors, regulators, public, etc.) stakeholders, the status of your CSR projects, your successes and learnings, and any other information you require. We can also use these strategies to transform internal CSR projects into broadly accepted and acclaimed company measures.

Training, Personal Development and Coaching

We can train you, your staff and your stakeholders on a range of topics pertaining to CSR, such as stakeholder engagement, ethics, sustainability, strategic CSR, etc. Our training sessions can be tailored to your needs and objectives and will be a key portal of information dissemination (through the use of case studies, practical insights, best practices, tools and guidelines). These sessions can provide you with specific know-how and skills to help you drive organisational change..

Aside from training, we can also offer one-to-one personal development and coaching sessions with senior executives and strategic staff on CSR.

Contact us:

If you’re interested in our services relating to Corporate Social Responsibility or require support with a related service that may not be listed here, please email us at info@aspon.com.cy for more information. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals and objectives.