Title

A Comprehensive Framework for Monitoring and Evaluating Corporate Social Responsibility Programs

Publication Date

8-22-2015

Degree Name

MA in Sustainable Development

First Advisor

Amy Jersild

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to provide a Comprehensive Framework for monitoring and evaluating corporate social responsibility programs (CSR). This paper utilizes the latest CSR concept introduced by the European Commission as “A process to integrate social, environmental, ethical, human rights and consumer concerns into business operations and core strategy in close corporation with the stakeholders”. This framework provides a comprehensive advice on how to set up and implement a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system for improving working conditions in supply chains, ensuring improvement-oriented critical reflection and learning from issues such as child labor, forced labor, minimum wage, discrimination, freedom of association and collective bargaining and encompasses human rights, environmental and occupational health and safety (H&S) principles and international standards.

This paper analyzes the evolution of the CSR since its first conception up to date and discusses the most important CSR global initiatives in the effort to foster workers’ rights and align private sector with CSR principles.

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