Distributed to employers’ organisations in more than 150 countries, CSR for ALL has released its revised handbook on ‘Sustainability Reporting Handbook for Employers’ Organisations’ – a project funded by the European Union. The publication includes the newly launched Islamic Reporting Initiative (IRI).
CSR for ALL Project Coordinator Nil Memisoglu Mit, of the Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations, stated:
“First and foremost, the CSR for ALL project is about building awareness and capacity for CSR and Sustainability Reporting. To achieve this effectively in an international context, it becomes essential to have a profound understanding of local culture. The IRI not only recognises this fact, but has identified and acted upon an opportunity that leverages the powerful potential of local culture as a strategic advantage.”
Linda Kromjong, Secretary-General of the International Organisation of Employers, said:
“As an international employers’ organisation, we recognise, celebrate and are stronger for the diversity of our members. As such, we are pleased to include the Islamic Reporting Initiative in the 2016 edition of our international handbook on sustainability reporting. We commend the IRI for their support in creating a business tool for employers, underlining that CSR is a serious business for all, irrespective of country, religion, culture, tradition and history.”
The IOE was established in 1920 to advocate in the tripartite International Labour Organisation (ILO) on behalf of the global employer and business community. Today, the IOE is the largest private-sector network organisation in the world, and provides support in matters of international labour standards, business and human rights, CSR, occupational health and safety, and international industrial relations.
The Islamic Reporting Initiative has been engaged with the CSR for ALL project since June 2015, taking part in the CSR for ALL round table talks in Istanbul. During the meeting, partner countries presented the findings of their National Review Studies. The National Review Studies can be downloaded here: http://csrforall.eu/en/
The Sustainability Reporting Handbook for Employers’ Organisations features a broad introduction to sustainability and CSR, its relevance to business and the economy, and explains which tools and reporting frameworks are available to facilitate implementation.
The handbook can be downloaded here: http://www.ioe-emp.org/fileadmin/ioe_documents/publications/Policy%20Areas/csr/EN/_2016-02-09__C-325_CSRforAll_Revised_Edition_010216.pdf