Ayaris 9 is committed to OECD's Guidelines on Corporate Social
Responsibility and encourages our clients to consider adopting compliance to the guidelines.
The applicable guidelines IIA are listed below: (source:www.oecd.org
Enterprises should take fully into account established policies in the countries in which they operate,
and consider the views of other stakeholders. In this regard:
A. Enterprises should:
1. Contribute to economic, environmental and social progress with a view to
achieving sustainable development.
2. Respect the internationally recognised human rights of those affected by their
3. Encourage local capacity building through close co-operation with the local
community, including business interests, as well as developing the enterprise’s
activities in domestic and foreign markets, consistent with the need for sound
4. Encourage human capital formation, in particular by creating employment
opportunities and facilitating training opportunities for employees.
5. Refrain from seeking or accepting exemptions not contemplated in the statutory
or regulatory framework related
to human rights, environmental, health, safety,
labour, taxation, financial incentives, or other issues.
6. Support and uphold good corporate governance principles and develop and
apply good corporate governance practices, including throughout enterprise
7. Develop and apply effective self-regulatory practices and management systems
that foster a relationship of confidence and mutual trust between enterprises and
the societies in which they operate.
8. Promote awareness of and compliance by workers employed by multinational
enterprises with respect to company policies through appropriate dissemination
of these policies, including through training programmes. Refrain from
discriminatory or disciplinary action against workers who make bona fide reports
to management or, as appropriate, to the competent public authorities, on
practices that contravene the law, the Guidelines or the enterprise’s policies.
10. Carry out risk-based due diligence, for example by incorporating it into their
enterprise risk management systems, to identify, prevent and mitigate actual and
potential adverse impacts as described in paragraphs 11 and 12, and account for
how these impacts are addressed. The nature and extent of due diligence depend
on the circumstances of a particular situation.
11. Avoid causing or contributing to adverse impacts on matters covered by the
Guidelines, through their own activities, and address such impacts when they
12. Seek to prevent or mitigate an adverse impact where they have not contributed
to that impact, when the impact is nevertheless directly linked to their operations,
products or services by a business relationship. This is not intended to shift
responsibility from the entity causing an adverse impact to the enterprise with
which it has a business relationship.
13. In addition to addressing adverse impacts in relation to matters covered by the
Guidelines, encourage, where practicable, business partners, including suppliers
and sub-contractors, to apply principles of responsible business conduct
compatible with the Guidelines.
14. Engage with relevant stakeholders in order to provide meaningful opportunities
for their views to be taken into account in relation to planning and decision making
for projects or other activities that may significantly impact local communities.
15. Abstain from any improper involvement in local political activities.
B. Enterprises are encouraged to:
1. Support, as appropriate to their circumstances, cooperative efforts in the
appropriate fora to promote Internet Freedom through respect of freedom of
expression, assembly and association online.
2. Engage in or support, where appropriate, private or multi-stakeholder initiatives
and social dialogue on responsible supply chain management while ensuring that
these initiatives take due account of their social and economic effects on
developing countries and of existing internationally recognised standards.