Regional Strategy on CSR and Human Rights in ASEAN

The Regional Strategy on CSR and Human Rights in ASEAN was drafted by ASEAN CSR Network, with inputs from two regional meetings in Singapore (Nov 2016) and Bangkok (June 2017). The document is based on internationally-accepted standards, particularly the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), recognising the importance of a multi-stakeholder approach to achieving business and human rights in the region. The role of states, businesses, trade unions, civil society organisations and national human rights institutions are stated, in accordance with the 3 pillars of the UNGPs. ACN is working with the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and other partners to see the Strategy adopted and implemented across ASEAN.


Greening Co-ops, A Guidebook for Cooperatives (Green Co-op Toolkit)

This guidebook serves as a quick guide for cooperatives in pursuing a “green” approach in doing their business. It provides a basic understanding of the concept of green growth as explained in the context of cooperatives and presents a strategic process of incorporating green growth practices in their management and operations. It also contains examples of green growth practices that can be adopted by cooperatives and a methodical guide on prioritizing the practices.

The guidebook was produced with help from ACN's Small Grants Fund.

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Speak Up Against Corruption - Employees' Handbook

Transparency International - Malaysia has published a new practical guide dedicated to SMEs to promote corrupt-free business environment. The handbook is available in Malay, English and Mandarin.

This guide was produced with the help of ACN's Small Grants Fund.

Click here for the guide in English.

Click here for the guide in Mandarin

Click here for the guide in Bahasa Melayu

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Responsible Tourism and Human Rights in Myanmar Guideline For Hoteliers

This booklet was designed to support hoteliers to understand the meaning of adapting Human Rights principals into their daily business. It provides information on central aspects of responsible tourism as well as human rights and how they are connected with each other. The booklet gives examples of possible real life situations and recommendations on how to deal with them.

This booklet was produced by the Myanmar Responsible Tourism Institute, with aid from the ACN's Small Grant Fund.

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ASEAN Guidelines for CSR on Labour

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ACN played a significant role in the drafting of the ASEAN Guidelines for CSR on Labour, adopted by ASEAN Labour Ministers in 2016 to serve as a guide for governments, businesses, employers and workers organisations on adequate labour standards. ACN is working with its partners, including ASEAN bodies, governments, businesses and other stakeholders, to see its adoption and implementation across the region.

Click here to view the ASEAN Guidelines for CSR on Labour.

ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy

ilo logo Commitment by ILO member states focusing on multinational enterprises in the areas of employment, training, work conditions and industrial relations. Details can be found here

IFC Performance Standards on Social and Environmental Sustainability

IFC Performance Standards IFC is part of the World Bank Group which supports private sector development in developing countries. Purposed for World Bank-funded projects. All WB-funded projects (e.g. infrastructure projects) must adhere to these guidelines before they are considered for funding. Find out more information here.

GRI G4 Guidelines and ISO 26000:2010 How to use the GRI G4 Guidelines and ISO 26000 in conjunction

This publication helps to relate the social responsibility guidance given in ISO 26000 to the reporting guidance provided by GRI. In particular, this publication provides crossreferences between the two documents, which can be useful for all organizations to take advantage of the synergies and complementarities of the two initiatives. To download the full publication, please either click on the left image or click here.

ISO Guide 82: Guidelines for addressing sustainability standards

This Guide provides guidance to standards writers on how to take account of sustainability in the drafting, revision and updating of ISO standards and similar deliverables. It aims to raise awareness of sustainability issues arising from the application of ISO standards. To download the full guide, please either click on the left image or click here.

An Introduction to Linkages between UN Global Compact Principles and ISO 260000 Core Subjects

The release of “ISO 26000: Guidance standard on social responsibility”gives a boost to ongoing efforts by the UN Global Compact to establish widespread common understanding of corporate responsibility principles. ISO 26000 and the UN Global Compact are connected by a fundamental belief that organizations should behave in a socially responsible way. This short publication provides a high-level overview of the key linkages between the UN Global Compact's Ten Principles and the core subjects of social responsibility defined by ISO 26000 (human rights, labour practices, the environment,fair operating practices, consumer issues, community involvement). To download the full publication, please either click on the left image or click here.

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

 The Guidelines are far-reaching recommendations addressed by governments to multinational enterprises operating in or from adhering countries. They provide voluntary principles and standards for responsible business conduct in areas such as employment and industrial relations, human rights, environment, information disclosure, combating bribery, consumer interests, science and technology, competition, and taxation.

To download the full guidelines, please click here

EITI Business Guide

EITI Business Guide

The revised Business Guide provides more hands-on guidance covering key elements of in-country EITI engagement and implementation, including EITI reporting. It explains ways companies can engage with the EITI process that are beneficial for their operations and what more companies can do.

To download the full document, please click here. 

Civil Society Protocol

Civil Society Protocol

The active participation of civil society in the EITI process is key to ensure that the EITI leads to greateraccountability. The Civil Society Protocol is part of the EITI Standard. This revised version is effective as of 1 January 2015

To download the full document, please click here.

EITI standard

EITI standard

The EITI Standard is the authoritative source on how countries can implement the EITI. It is the global transparency standard for improving governance of natural resources.

The Standard was formally launched at the EITI Global Conference in Sydney 23-34 May 2013, following an extensive consultation process.

 To find out more details, please visit the page here.