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Workshop on corporate social responsibility held in Sunyani


A consultative workshop designed to solicit inputs for the formulation of a National Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy has been held in Sunyani.
The workshop was used to explain the need for a CSR policy, examine some of the key CSR issues to consider as a country and set out the key objectives of the comprehensive national policy.

Patrons of the day’s workshop-under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) included representatives of MDAs, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), corporate institutions, journalists and Traditional rulers. They were taken through the objectives and conceptual framework for Ghana’s CSR Policy.

The National CSR Policy is expected to be structured on the wheels of four objectives.  It’s to create a set of guiding principles and common approach for effective CSR efforts that enables best practices in value creation and measurement among business, society, and CSOs in Ghana. The Policy is to promote the contribution of business to the socio-economic development of operational areas for positive and sustainable impact towards the achievement of the principles of the Millennium Development Goals; notably poverty alleviation, universal education achievement, gender equality, sustainable environment and improved healthcare.

It also seeks to provide a framework and guidance to facilitate effective collaboration of all actors/stakeholders (Business society, NGOs, government, activists) to yield economic growth, competitive advantage and social benefits through the application of effective CSR practices and programmes based on principles of shared value and responsibility.

The fourth objective of the Policy is to ensure CSR practices meet international standards and peer reviews to enhance the attractiveness of Ghana’s private sector investments and solidify the overall social license of business and industry.

Dr. Dan Ofori, a leading Consultant of the National CSR Policy said when the policy comes to reality, all organizations will feed from it and streamline CSR activities to ensure effective audit and accountability. “Elsewhere, it is a must for organizations to allocate 2% of profit for CSR activities but that is not the case in Ghana, hence the formulation of the policy.”

In an effort to streamline CSR activities, there is the need for a comprehensive bill for subsequent enactment into law. International standardized CRS approaches incorporate marketplace, workplace, environment and community (philanthropy) but currently in Ghana, research suggests that philanthropy is the predominant approach, he noted.

Some key issues according to Dr. Ofori, Ghana as a country needs to cogitate include how to encourage responsible behaviour by companies, identify key social issues that are relevant to the state that companies must, at least, not impact negatively such as inequality and local content as well as the role of government in driving CSR activities.

By Edward Adjei Frimpong, Sunyani

Source: http://www.thebftonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4870:workshop-on-corporate-social-responsibility-held-in-sunyani&catid=9:news&Itemid=207