CIO — We are entering an era where corporate social responsibility (CSR) is of central concern to executives of almost every enterprise. With the publication of ISO 26000, a standard for CSR based on the UN Global Compact, executives now have a reliable blueprint for action. But to what extent is enterprise technology up to the task of documenting CSR initiatives?
Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) can currently address some elements of ISO 26000, but with few exceptions has a ways to go to address challenging areas like the environmental requirements of this critical new standard.
The new standard focuses on four key domains:
• Human Rights
• Labor Relations
• The Environment