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2022-08-17
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The society enhances the competitiveness of enterprises

"the sustainable development of enterprises is inseparable from the enterprise society." Said Ou Weiliang, assistant project manager of SGS Hong Kong. Enterprise society is the basis for realizing the sustainable development of enterprises. Enterprises can follow two directions to establish a suitable sustainable development model. For textile manufacturers, profit is the basis to ensure sustainable development, and price competition cannot be implemented at the expense of labor welfare. Secondly, textile manufacturers should improve transparency and let the public know their corporate social strategies in order to win the trust of shareholders, customers, stakeholders and all sectors of society

As an inspection, testing and certification company, SGS provides services to help suppliers achieve sustainable development, including: consumer product safety; Factory review to ensure that workers enjoy reasonable working conditions and treatment; Environmental review to ensure the protection of the natural environment; Improve energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness

when the enterprise starts, it takes the product standard as the starting point and carries out production and product quality inspection in accordance with ISO9000 and other standards. After that, we can consider developing environmentally friendly products, such as using recycled materials or environmentally friendly materials to make new clothes. In addition, in order to fulfill the social responsibility, enterprises should also consider the working conditions of workers, environmental impact, production energy consumption and other issues

Assistant Manager Wei Liang Qu stressed that, whether in developed countries or emerging markets, relevant parties increasingly hope to improve the internal management quality of enterprises from the perspective of economy, society and environmental protection

the implementation of enterprise society can be regarded as a strategic measure for suppliers to cultivate buyer relations and retain customers for a long time. Assistant Manager Qu Weiliang said, "reputation and reputation are the key for suppliers to maintain buyer relations. Through the implementation of social and environmental measures, customers' trust can be won." He added that these measures are not short-term tasks, but the long-term direction to win business success

in addition, consumers around the world are more and more willing to buy on the basis of social responsibility. Relevant reports of product production and recall frequently appear on the front page of newspapers and periodicals, and the affected companies suffer great losses in both sales and reputation. This shows that the sustainable development of enterprises is very important in today's business operations. Therefore, fulfilling the corporate society is also a winning strategy to minimize the risk of product defects, prevent product recalls and avoid litigation

fulfilling the corporate society can also establish unique moral and ethical values, thereby enhancing brand value. Marks & Spencer, a British retailer, believes that enterprises can obtain opportunities to surpass their competitors by fulfilling the social obligations, help retail enterprises win more customers and patronage, and help retain internal talents

another successful case is Esquel, a high-quality cotton shirt manufacturer in Hong Kong. The company has production facilities in China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Mauritius and Sri Lanka, emphasizing the coordination with the natural environment. The operating principle of the company is that excellent business achievements must be achieved on the basis of ensuring ecological sustainability, ensuring the interests and well-being of employees and communities, and promoting the prosperity and growth of a considerable part of its sales from the international market without affecting the development opportunities of future generations

Yida implements the "corporate citizenship policy"

Yida is one of the participants in the formulation of the United Nations Global covenant. The company implements the nine principles stipulated in the covenant in its internal code of conduct, takes the enterprise staff as the criterion, and ensures profitability under the premise of coordination with environmental sustainability. The company believes that enterprises have the opportunity to achieve tangible business benefits on the basis of improving the global society

the company has made great efforts in "ecology, employees and community" to become an excellent corporate citizen

Yida is committed to achieving balance and coordination before environmental protection and long-term profits to promote sustainable development, and won the silver medal in the 7th Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC) environmental award in 2005

for employees, Yida regards talent and employee performance as one of the most important assets. The company cooperates with the Sloan School of business of Massachusetts Institute of technology and Tsinghua University, Fudan University and Lingnan University in China to organize international MBA courses and help implement the International MBA internship program in Hong Kong. The company also helps recruit students on campus in Chinese universities and provides training positions for young talents

in terms of social activities, Yida provides educational opportunities to rural children through sponsorship and other charities, and provides other educational innovation channels. In March, 2007, the company launched the activity of "Yida juvenile environmental protection ten thousand miles trip" based on the mobile environmental protection experimental vehicle in Foshan, Guangdong Province. The reason why the company regards Foshan as the second stop of environmental protection Wanli travel is that the company's largest production plant is located in Gaoming District, Foshan City

Yang Minxian, vice chairman of Yida group, said, "Foshan has created a good investment environment for Yida. In return, we should try our best to promote environmental improvement and help promote the economic development of Foshan." The environmental protection mobile propaganda car promotes environmental protection to the younger generation through tour display

since its first launch in Xinjiang in 2004, Yida environmental protection has traveled more than 32000 kilometers, enabling tens of thousands of young children to understand the earth and living environment

ways for society to enhance competition

· improve product quality and develop environmentally friendly products, effectively reduce product defect risk and customer complaints

· good product quality brings positive reputation to the company, helps to cultivate the relationship with buyers and retain customers for a long time

· the enterprise society can be established as a unique ethical value, so as to enhance the brand value of the enterprise as a competitive means to surpass the competitors

· good corporate style also helps to retain internal talents

· goodwill attention to society and charity activities reflect the corporate society, and are also ways to give back to the society

ways to promote enterprise society

in order to show the efforts of enterprises in undertaking enterprise society, enterprises can strive to obtain relevant standards, such as social International (SAI) agency SA8000 standard, ISO 14000 environmental management standard, China Textile and garment industry enterprise social management system (CSC9000T), and the social plan (SCI) jointly formulated by French dealers and retailers

While enabling them to achieve outstanding results in business, the standards related to corporate society may have different focuses on human and environmental issues. Manufacturers can determine their priorities according to their corporate mission and goals. Generally speaking, American buyers pay special attention to employment and human rights issues, while European buyers pay more attention to environmental issues

the current situation of corporate social implementation in Asia

China

French dealers and retailers jointly formulated a social plan (SCI) in 1998, in order to seek practical measures to make suppliers consciously fulfill the corporate society

the social plan adopts a three-step review approach, including preliminary review, corrective action plan and follow-up review

the preliminary review includes evaluating the manufacturer, listing the plan of rectification measures (including discrepancies), proposing improvement measures and the implementation schedule of improvement measures, and verifying them in the follow-up review. After that, conduct a comprehensive inspection

since China implemented social inspection in 1998, SCI has found that problems have occurred repeatedly, especially workers' working hours and wages. Chinese factories have made it difficult for Chinese suppliers to become qualified corporate citizens because of incomplete and forged records

sci showed in its 2006 annual report that labor mobility is too firmly around the application of the pilot free trade zone to promote financial reform and innovation. Some Chinese suppliers have been warned for employing workers under the age of 16. SCI is concerned that a new wave of employing people aged 16 to 18 as apprentices or schoolchildren is rising again, and these people often fail to register without identity certificates and physical examination certificates

in terms of wages, discrepancies include substandard employment contracts, personal data and other documents, which make it difficult for the examiner to obtain the necessary basis and conduct a comprehensive assessment

another serious problem is that overtime wages are not calculated according to the legal proportion, and employees do not receive full wages. The examiner also found that the working hours usually far exceeded the legal limit, with more than 70 hours per week in busy seasons and more than 50 hours per week in non busy seasons

in addition, Chinese suppliers received high scores in terms of workers' health and safety conditions. SCI attributed this improvement to the efforts of suppliers, as well as the relocation of the South factory to the north and the construction of new modern production plants. However, the living conditions in workers' dormitories are often unsatisfactory

India

sci found that India is generally in good condition. Wages are usually paid according to statutory regulations, and workers' health and safety security generally meet the requirements

however, the phenomenon of overtime work is widespread. The employment of child and juvenile workers is often associated with the lack of standard employment procedures and systematic age reviews

Bangladesh

sci found that Bangladesh has improved the health and safety of workers, and the minimum monthly wage has increased significantly, from 930 Taka (about 11 euros) to 1662.5 Taka (about 19 euros). The last salary increase was in 1994

overtime pay is often substandard, in part because reviews are usually conducted in non busy seasons

Pakistan

Pakistan's factories are constrained by economic and spatial conditions, and it is difficult to implement relevant rectification plans without large-scale expansion or relocation. If large-scale expansion is carried out, the operating cost will be increased. Encourage more funds to invest in social progress, such as routine physical examination and on-the-job training

Vietnam

Vietnam joined the WTO in 2006. Vietnam's clothing industry has experienced rapid development to meet global demand growth. After 23 preliminary inspections, it was found that Vietnam has a large number of substandard phenomena in child labor, overtime, wages, health, safety and other aspects

nevertheless, SCI found that progress was being made in all aspects. (end)

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