Business Social Responsibility
This is the world's largest voluntary Business Social Responsibility initiative which is present in companies in 145 countries with over 11,200 signatories. The ten principles are:
- Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed Human Rights within their sphere of influence.
- Businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
- Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.
- Businesses should support the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.
- Businesses should support the eradication of child labour.
- Businesses should support the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
- Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
- Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
- Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
- Firms must work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribes
Sustainable companies create economic, environmental and social value in both the short and the long term.
As part of the new green economy, a new management culture is arising in which companies accept values which are not simply those of short-term profitability. They are companies that consume fewer resources, that are less contaminating and offer higher-quality products or services.
More Sustainable Companies is a programme of support for these innovative firms that are willing to make a commitment to social and environmental aims, which is the fruit of the collaboration between the Tenerife Island Authority and the Tenerife Chamber of Commerce.
For this purpose, its managers will receive specialist training and support for innovation so as to permit them to differentiate themselves in the market.
A more sustainable company is more profitable in the economic sense, but also socially and environmentally.
The National Association of Companies for the Protection of Wood (Asociación Nacional de Empresas de Protección de la Madera - ANEPROMA) is a national, charitable Association, whose aim is to bring together the professionals involved in the protection of wood and its derivatives to defend the interests of the use of wood in all industrial sectors in Spain.
It arose as an inter-professional link to bring together the different production and manufacturing companies or those involved in the conservation and protection of wood and its derivatives, in to establish quality control among the products intended for the market.