Corporate Social Responsibility

 

 

Our Commitment to Social Accountability

BSI is committed to the principles and practices of the UN Global Compact. Accordingly, BSI will not tolerate any of the practices listed below, and will not do business with companies whose practices are based on, support, or encourage them.

 CSR

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    Human Rights and Labor Abuses

    > Forced labor

    > Child labor

    > Uncompensated working hours

    > Discriminatory wages and benefits

    > Inhumane treatment

    > Career limitations based on race, gender, or sexual orientation

    > Restrictions on association and collective bargaining

    > Occupational safety hazards and/or lack of emergency response capability

    > Lack of industrial hygiene

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    Environmental Irresponsibility

    > Material toxicity without proper environmental and safety precautions

    > Irresponsible or wasteful use of raw materials

    > Disposal of non-biodegradable materials without recycling or treatment

    > Design of products without end of life considerations

    > Excessive greenhouse gas emissions

    > Disposal of polluted air or water without adequate treatment, reuse and/or recycling

    > Wasteful energy consumption

    > Destruction of natural wildlife habitats

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    Corruption

    > Engaging in business that presents conflicts of interest

    > Accepting gifts in-kind that could influence business decisions

    > Accepting bribes or kickbacks

    > Distorting accounting or business records

    > Disrespecting intellectual property and confidential information

    > Ignoring or failing to report misconduct

 

BSI is committed to principles and practices of Social Accountability such as those embodied in the SA8000 standard. We will not tolerate any of the practices listed below, and will not do business with companies whose practices are based on, support, or encourage them.

  • Forced labor
  • Child labor
  • Uncompensated working hours
  • Inhumane treatment including physical or mental abuse
  • Hiring, career limitations, or discriminatory wages and benefits based on race, national or social origin, caste, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or political opinion
  • Restrictions on association and collective bargaining
  • Occupational safety hazards and/or lack of emergency response capability
  • Lack of industrial hygiene
  • Material toxicity without proper environmental and safety precautions

 

Our Commitment to the Global Reporting Initiative

BSI is committed to the principles and practices of the Global Reporting Initiative, and has taken steps to begin reporting its own social and environmental performance.

We value sustainability. We pursue the goal of no harm to people, and we aim to protect the environment. We regularly measure, manage, and report in order to:

  • Minimize our carbon and environmental footprint as embodied in ISO 14001 and OHSAS18001 standards
  • Maximize our beneficial societal impact and minimize negative externalities as identified in the UN Global Compact and the SA8000 standard
  • Cultivate and develop human capital at all levels, consistent with the Investors in People initiative

This year we published our carbon footprint results as the first step in the direction of global reporting. Over time we intend to expand our reporting to include social and human impact.