IPC-2 project: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

As an outcome of this project a standard has been developed for CSR in the creative industry. We developed the standard in cooperation with the SCGM and SCCI and a number of companies in the printing industry.

Inspired by the Guidelines of ISO 26000 one year is worked on translating the general guideline for Corporate Social Responsibility to an industry specific standard. The CSR standard for the graphic media gives companies in the graphic media the opportunity to test their social responsibility by an independent party.

CSR has to come from within an organization and should not be imposed by lines in a standard, therefore the norm is developed with a number of well-known companies in our industry. Companies, ranging from large multinationals to small modern graphics company, have helped to ensure that the standard is applicable to everyone in the sector.

To determine the content and structure of the CSR graphic media norm there have been experts involved in the development of the standard. The structure of the CSR graphic media norm is taken from the ISO 26000 directive, which means that stakeholders are central to the development of the CSR management system.

The 7 principles of CSR

The seven principles are incorporated and the seven core subjects are described concretely. When entering the CSR management system, these principles form a fundamental basis for decision and action. The company can demonstrate that the seven core subjects are implemented.

The seven core subjects of CSR Graphic media are:

  • Good governance
  • Human Rights
  • Working Conditions
  • Environment
  • Honest business
  • Consumer / customer interests
  • Community involvement and development.

The CSR Grafimedia standard is available from the SCGM: www.scgm.nl

This project ended in 2012.