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An open day for school kids, our important future stakeholders, in a quarry in the US
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Social & Community

The broader stakeholders in every business include the employees, suppliers, customers, neighbours, local communities and other interest groups. Working harmoniously and positively with all of these can be challenging at times, even with the best of management intentions.

In parallel, coordination of operational best practice across a company ensures that the best technical know-how and experience is shared across borders and cultures, in order that each unit functions optimally both for the company and all its stakeholders.

Nowadays there is a constant flow of new international, national and local legislation, which while well-intentioned, can create unnecessary operational constraints. Therefore it is vitally important to represent industry views through industry associations, and to actively lobby for mutually beneficial outcomes for all parties concerned.

There needs to be governance and communication policies in all these areas, laying out the necessary ground rules and understandings. Through systematic approaches, success can over time be achieved in all areas.

Successful partnerships with all these stakeholders will guarantee longer term sustainability for the company.

Jim O’Brien CSR Consulting offers uniquely qualified practical advice and experience in all these areas.

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Jim O'Brien CSR Consulting

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Advice Offered

  • Organising “Open Day” programs at company locations and other community events for external stakeholders
  • Deciding on which types of community initiatives to support, as part of company philanthropy
  • Getting results through national and regional industry associations
  • Lobbying up to the highest levels of decision makers
  • Introducing a Business Code of Conduct for all employees, suppliers, customers and other stakeholders
  • Setting up an employee “hotline” reporting facility, and analysing feedback
An open day in a cement plant in China
An open day in a cement plant in China
An open day in a cement plant in China
An open day for school kids, our important future stakeholders, in a quarry in the US