Social Accountability Scheme – SIRIM 50

Social Accountability Scheme – SIRIM 50

Setting Benchmarks for Social Accountability.

About Social Accountability Scheme - SIRIM 50

Social accountability is the degree to which an organisation is accountable to its stakeholders for its social performance. In recent years, there has been a growing movement among businesses to adopt social accountability standards in order to improve their social practices. While some companies have been reluctant to do so, citing the cost of compliance as a major barrier, many have recognised the benefits of social accountability and have taken steps to incorporate it into their operations.

SIRIM 50 is a social accountability standard that assesses an organisation’s compliance with health and safety regulations, Malaysian labour laws and ethical practices. It defines social accountability requirements consistent with those in other international social standards such as ISO 26000 and SA 8000.

SIRIM 50 enables Malaysia-based organisations, regardless of size or type, to effectively manage and continuously improve their impact on society. It contributes to a company’s efforts to integrate sustainable business practices relating to the fair treatment of workers, welfare of the community, decent work and humane working conditions. Implementation of SIRIM 50, therefore, creates a tangible impact in governance and on an organisation’s relationship with its stakeholders.

Under this scheme, SIRIM QAS will evaluate a company’s performance in nine core areas comprising Child Labour, Forced or Compulsory Labour, Health and Safety, Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining, Discrimination, Disciplinary, Working Hours and Remuneration. The scheme is a formal review of an organisation’s procedures and code of conduct and offers a clear assessment of the company’s impact on society. Therefore, it is an invaluable resource for any organisation that is serious about making a positive difference in the world.

Benefit of Social Accountability - SIRIM 50

  • Demonstrate your commitment to social accountability.
  • Consistently improve your management systems through the effective assessment of social accountability goals, and drive business growth and productivity.
  • Increase employee retention by adopting socially-accepted practices at the workplace.
  • Strengthen relations with stakeholders including employees, the community, regulators and business partners.
  • Minimise the risk of safety hazards, reputational risks and other liabilities that could arise from non-compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Enhance your competitiveness by raising your company’s reputation as ESG-compliant and socially responsible.

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