Concerned as a citizen about how businesses act?
Involved in social responsibility endeavors at your corporation?
The SRO* is for you. We’re a new international movement that is helping define and shape the evolving practice of social responsibility in corporations and other businesses and organizations.
We discuss standards for social responsibility, how social responsibility can be part of an organization’s focus on quality, and examples of best practices in social responsibility.
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The SRO* is a partnership of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, The Greater Milwaukee Committee and Visit Milwaukee, but is not confined to the Milwaukee area. Other corporations and organizations that share an interest in defining social responsibility and in shaping how that definition affects business and society are invited to support the effort by becoming sponsors of The SRO* — no matter where they are physically headquartered or operating.
ASQ was awarded the administration of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Social Responsibility by the American National Standards Institute. The U.S. TAG is the U.S. member of an international working group chartered with developing an international standard on social responsibility. ASQ’s involvement is a direct extension of its existing leadership role in standards development.
The social responsibility guidelines will be released in mid- to late 2010 as ISO 26000.
The ISO 26000 guidelines will cover seven core areas:
- organizational governance
- human rights
- labor practices
- fair operating practices
- consumer issues
- Contribution to the community and society.