The purpose of this report is to develop understanding of learner’s in the context of business sustainability and workplace policy by considering different approaches. These policies and practices will be suits to changed circumstances.
- Develop a workplace policy to determine business sustainability.
- Discuss workplace sustainability policy.
- Determine an effective implementation of workplace sustainability policy.
- Review and monitor the appropriateness of workplace sustainability policy.
Sustainability policy of company is known as that which is taking under consideration all effective development of present time without their compromise with the future generation. Under this report, many points need to be included like that of policy related to sustainability, stakeholders, legislations and CSR.
ASSESSMENT TASK 1
PART A Case Study
1. Explaining the CSR policy of Tata Steel and how this would be helping company in taking an ethical decision.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of Tata Steel major focusing on keys aspects which are related to environment and society on larger scale. They are emphasising on giving back to society and community once company is taking resources from there; this could be done by focusing their policy on CSR (Bond and Haynes, 2014). Under this, many community centric initiatives have been taken by company like that of providing quality of education, health and social care to people and good employment opportunities as well. As they are global leader in production of steel present in almost all parts of world so, they are to look upon all countries of the world.
This CSR would be helping company to take their ethical decisions like that of whether to follow all rules related to environment or not.
2. Explaining how sustainable practice is helpful for the company.
There are numbers of ways in which sustainable practice would be useful for Tata Steel like that of their brand image is improved and they would be gaining competitive advantages. As it was included in one report that consumers are considering environmental impact of working of companies (Cleary, Walter and Jackson, 2013). On the same hand, the business ability of comply with regulations would also be improved if they are having correct discussion on climate change and environmental impact.
3. Analysing why LCA is accurate type of analysis.
Carbon footprints would be termed as measuring intensity of carbon within each product which company is producing so that it is easy to understand impact of climate change. While LCA is the Life Cycle Assessment under which all stages of producing product would be included to measure impact of each step on ecosystem and environment.
So, it could be analysed that LCA is better technique as impact on environment that too in each stage of producing steel in Tata Steel would be measured.
4. Evaluating contribution of Tata Steel to sustainability and ethical business practice.
Tata Steel is showing its major commitment with handling all challenges that are related to sustainability meaning that they know their responsibility towards society and environment (Evans, McMeekin and Southerton, 2012). They are having 5 core ethics of company which are
- Integrity sustainability
All these show that company is very much effective to consider business ethics and they are finding it easy to tackle the challenges.
PART B Reviewing and Analysing Sustainability Policy
Purpose and scope of policy
The sustainability policy of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand would be underpinning and supporting whole Fujitsu group environmental policy. The purpose of policy is to clarify the intentions of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand (FANZ) and Fujitsu Australia Software Technology (FAST). In this way, both these business ventures could contribute into their important operations and providing solution to customers in achievement of prosperous and sustainable future (Golubchikov and Badyina, 2012). The scope of policy would be applied to all activities of business in both FAST and FANZ and unified within management systems of company.
Stakeholders in policy
The various stakeholders in the policy documents could identified as:
- Business partners
- Local and international communities
Relevant legislation and standards covered
The various legislation and standards covered are:
- ISO 14001 certified Environmental management systems
- Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
- States and territories in Australian national scheme
- NZ Environment Act 1986
Sustainability goals and expected outcomes
The sustainability goals of company which is divided into 8 functional areas are:
- Being market leader in sustainable IT solutions and in data centre services
- Creating culture of sustainability which would be educating, engaging and empowering their people in playing full role of achieving vision.
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