MACHI | Asia & Sustainability can support your organization with advice and project support/management. Below is a general overview of the possibilities. The starting point is always your project, from where we can discuss how best to continue.
The services of MACHI bring together the topics of responsible business, Asia and international trade. MACHI provides you with expertise, experience and network to operate responsibly and successfully on the Chinese or Japanese markets.
Developing and executing your responsible business policy in Asia
Responsible business conduct (or, Corporate Social Responsibility) is an increasingly important consideration for business: more and more companies are integrating aspects of CSR in their business operations.
When a business operates internationally, the topics that that business is confronted with in its value chain become more complex. This can make it difficult to handle these topics effectively. Environmental pollution, corruption, labour conditions or other topics can unknowingly be a risk in a company’s supply chain, especially also when that supply chain extends to China or elsewhere in Asia.
MACHI can help you with this: in four stages you can get to a fitting CSR policy for your company. These stages can also – if preferable – be conducted individually.
- Identification: this stage analyses questions such as: how is your international supply chain structured, what topics connect to responsible business operations and what are you already doing in the field of CSR (this stage is based on a quick scan, developed by MACHI);
- Prioritization: continuing on from the first stage, this stage defines what topics are most relevant and urgent for your business and where your business can have the most impact. This leads to setting targets for further implementation of specific activities;
- Integration: this stage implements and executes the previously defined priorities and targets;
- Communication: being transparent about your business activities is a core part of responsible business conduct, which is the focus of this stage.
These stages are in line with internationally used methodology for defining and integrating responsible business practices such as ISO26000 [link].
Did you know that you can apply for a financial subsidy to cover part of the consultancy cost on responsible business conduct? If you, like MACHI, are a partner of CSR Netherlands (MVO Nederland), you can apply for the ‘IMVO Voucher‘ (in Dutch) to recover up to half of your costs (of course, within the criteria of this programme).
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