TIL Footwear unit embarks on ISO 26000 journey
April 17, 2015
Tata International’s (TIL) Footwear unit in Chennai (Tamil Nadu, India) has begun its ISO 26000 journey, which outlines recommendations for making organisations more socially responsible and guides them in building and delivering a long-term social responsibility strategy. It also helps in addressing working practices, environmental policies, sustainable development and the communities that are impacted.
TIL customer Marks & Spencer launched its Sustainability Management Framework (SMF) Project in mid-November 2013. Nine of the company’s biggest suppliers in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have been selected for the project to integrate social and environmental sustainability into their business strategy by integrating the ISO 26000 Standard for Social Responsibility of Organisations.
The Task Group Chair of ISO, Mr Martin visited the unit in March for the final verification process. TIL presented two shining examples, namely its Affirmative Action and Employee Engagement initiatives. The verification process went well and the ISO team formally confirmed TIL’s certification.