Sustainability of business means not only providing products and services that meet customers’ requirements without affecting the ecology adversely, but also functioning in a socially responsible manner by all means. Customers, governments, industries, and the general public at large have been continuously stressing this point. Despite the so-called declarations on Social Responsibility (SR), the key challenge remains on how to put these principles into practice and how to implement SR activities in effective manner.
The ISO developed an international standard providing guidelines on socially responsible behavior and necessary actions. The guidance in ISO 26000 is clear, objective, understandable even to nonprofessionals, and applicable to private and public organizations in all sectors. ISO 26000 harmonizes relevant declarations and conventions endorsed by the United Nations (UN) and its constituents such as the International Labor Organization (ILO) and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
The Asian Productivity Organization (APO), in cooperation with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), is implementing a self-learning e-course from July 1 to September 30, 2015 (3 months). This course will train participants in the concept and fundamental elements of ISO 26000 and social responsibility (SR). It will enable them to develop basic plans for improving business sustainability in SR perspective.
The structured self-learning e-course will be implemented through the APO’s dedicated e-learning website: http://www.apo-elearning.org/moodle19/. The participants can register on this website and create their own accounts. Registration starts at 10:00 am on July 1, 2015, ongoing until the end of the course.
As the National Productivity Organization, the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) is in charge of the coordination and promotion of the program at the local level. In this regard, DAP invites the public to register and participate in this FREE learning opportunity.
For more information, please refer to the poster advertisement or contact the APO/DAP Secretariat at Tel. No. 631-2126, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Attn. Mr. Michael del Mundo or Ms. Bonna Frias. Other details can also be found at these websites: http://www.dap.edu.ph (DAP); http://www.apo-tokyo.org (APO);
Note: Participants from non-APO member countries are welcome to take the course, but will not be provided certificate