Good other examples, without relevance of ISO 26000
USA: Marmot helps underserved communities in the Himalaya
Spain: Los Paradores, the famous hotel chain
Germany: The carpenter on the Swabian Alps
Germany: the German Electrical and Electronics Industry Association has published its agreed
“ZVEI Code of Conduct for Corporate Social Responsibility”
Austria: ICEP and CorporAid
International: IEEE sets a standard
Research: FOUNDATION FOR A NEW ETHICAL BUSINESS, an initiative of the Pompeu Fabra University
Good example: Marmot helps underserved communities in the Himalaya
Marmot’s dZi FOUNDATION empowers underserved Himalaya communities to reach their life potential through sustainable health, education, and community development programs. For more information on dZi projects, visit http://www.dzifoundation.org/ or email email@example.com
See also these 4 slides.
Good example: The Spanish hotel chain “Paradores”
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Good example: FOUNDATION FOR A NEW ETHICAL BUSINESS
This foundation researches, teaches and promotes new ways of doing business at the service of human values, social justice and environmental sustainability.
There already exist business organizations which acknowledge their role beyond seeking profit. They are inspiring models that define a new business paradigm: caring for people, society and the environment. We want to nurture this growing spirit of ethical business at the scientific, educational, and institutional levels.
See more at http://newethicalbusiness.org/ (2010-05-05)
Good example: ICEP and CorporAid, “Shaping globalization responsibly”
This is an invaluable private initiative. Projects are developed world-wide, including some focus on Africa.
Companies generate wealth.
And therefore the basis for development.
Ongoing projects are described (in German) at http://www.icep.at/ep/projektarbeit.html
Successful projects you find (in German) at http://www.icep.at/ep/abgeschlossen.html
The world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology
Good example: A Standards Organization “sets a standard”
IEEE stands for Institute of electrical and Electronic Engineers, see www.ieee.org
This information came around in April 2009:
“New Fund Takes On Humanitarian Projects The IEEE Foundation has established the Humanitarian Technology Fund, which will award grants to projects that use technology to improve the quality of life, especially in developing countries. For more information, visit http://bmsmail3.ieee.org:80/u/14661/41577344
Using this link, one finds the following:
New Fund Takes On Humanitarian Projects
BY ANNA BOGDANOWICZ
The IEEE Foundation has established the Humanitarian Technology Fund, which will award grants to projects that use technology to improve the quality of life, especially in developing countries.
The fund will support ventures in areas such as power distribution, communications, health services, and disaster relief. IEEE organizational units as well as others outside IEEE may apply for grants.
“This fund gives members the chance to address the needs of the developing world,” says Richard J. Gowen, IEEE Foundation president and 1984 IEEE President. “This is a significant opportunity for IEEE to assist with bringing technology to people in developing areas to improve their lives—which is part of its mission.”
Initial donors to the fund include Gowen, 2009 IEEE President John R. Vig, and 2008 IEEE President Lewis M. Terman.
“I am honored to be a founding contributor to this fund in celebration of IEEE’s 125th anniversary,” Vig says. “We hope other individuals and organizations will be inspired to donate to the fund and to develop innovative technologies that will benefit humanity.”
To learn more, apply for a grant, or contribute to the fund, visit the IEEE Foundationﾒs Web site. If you have questions about the fund, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
By the way: the IEEE Code of Ethics is worthwhile to read; you find it at http://www.ieee.org/portal/pages/iportals/aboutus/ethics/code.html (2009-04-29), ten points only, short and concise.
Good example: The carpenter on the Swabian Alps, Germany
There was a family with three boys in the teenager phase, the father died and the mother was rather lost to take care for the kids, having budget and other problems, not knowing how to continue with the kids’ education. The village’s carpenter heard about it and offered the eldest son a free apprenticeship in his 5 person shop.
This good example was reported in the early 2000’s and it goes without saying that the shop owner wouldn’t care about the ISO 26000 core subjects organizational governance, human rights, labor issues, fair operating practices or community involvement.
Good example: ZVEI publishes its Code of Conduct
for Corporate Social Responsibility. Its a document of 5 (five) pages, covers all relevant issues and ends with a section “Implementation and Application” which is foreseen to be signed by those who commit themselves to follow the contained guidance. The link is http://www.zvei.org/index.php?id=4770 (2009-08-09). For Association members the Code of Conduct is accompanied by tools like a “starter kit” and a “checklist”. The code is available in German, English, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.