The mission to become a true sustainability leader and role model for other organizations is at the core of a great and successful sustainability model. The work lies within the ethics, the understanding of what is “right” and “wrong”. Business Ethics or Organizational Ethics is about upholding fair and equitable processes within the organization and in all dealings with business partners and stakeholders.
Your Business Ethics Credo
Leadership & Sustainability works with you to define the core of your Business Ethics credo, building on your unique business conditions, ambitions, and organization. Together we define the Business Ethics and Sustainability principles that will be your guiding stars on your Sustainability journey.
Code of Conduct
Be proactive and develop a Code of Conduct which is a set of rules outlining the ethical standard and rules and responsibilities as well as proper practices. A Code of Conduct should include standards and rules about Organizational Governance, Human Rights, Labor Practices, Environmental Protection, Business Ethics and Fair Operating Practices, Consumer Issues as well as Community involvement and development.
A Code of Conduct, a CSR Framework, a Sustainability Strategy and Program are all elements of a Sustainability program. An organization will need a strong corporate and sustainability governance approach, where the organizational, leadership and operational processes are outlined for the benefit of all stakeholders.
Compliance is the groundwork
Any organization beginning a sustainability journey should continuously monitor the groundwork for their strategy. The groundwork related to corporate sustainability governance begins with compliance. Compliance is the basics that cannot be superseded, omitted or neglected. There is no benefit in starting off with ambitious sustainability goals if the groundwork for compliance has not been laid. Compliance management means taking care of legal compliance, of the minimum and basic expectations of stakeholders, of technical compliance (keeping technical infrastructure and installations in a safe operational mode) and setting up a management system to ensure ongoing compliance with all legislation, standards, and rules to which the organization adheres. These standards include all international environmental, human rights, labor, and other frameworks and agreements.
Journey can start
Once the groundwork concerning compliance is laid and continuously secured, the actual journey can start towards excellence in performance, towards new goals and new accomplishments. We help you set realistic, yet ambitious goals that will help you define the business case for your sustainability strategy. We also help you manage performance, and we ensure that you are doing the right things, the “things” that make a difference and create measurable and lasting sustainability results. Performance management is at the core of a successful sustainability program.
The business case for sustainability is there, but you need to define it for your organization. Leadership & Sustainability helps clients construct a sustainability plan. We also help organizations develop a sustainability accounting approach that can propel your sustainability work into the heart of your financial accounting.
For investors, be it institutional, corporate or private investors, we guide you to the best sustainability rating approach for your investment projects.
Your benefits are for example reduced risks, decreased employee turnover, increased brand value and improved reputation.
Our Consulting Services in this area cover:
- Business Ethics
- Code of Conduct
- Corporate & Sustainability Governance
- Compliance Management
- Performance Management
- Sustainability and Environmental Management Accounting
- Responsible investing