Nordic Fairtrade Challenge
Today the organization Fairtrade made a record attempt by organizing the largest fair trade coffee break ever. It was set-up as a competition between the Nordic countries to gather as many people as possible in a coffee break with nothing but fair trade products. The goal was to spread the word of Fairtrade and to emphazise the importance of making conscious choices for the world as consumers. Of course the Maxibit staff joined in with a nice break with fair trade chocolate and typical Swedish gingerbread.
Today I have been in a meeting at the Swedish Government held by the Swedish CSR-ambassador of Foreign Affairs. The initiative for the reference group, called “Global Responsibility”, consists of companies approved by the UN Global Compact, official authorities, industry and labor organisations.
A very small group of business representatives are invited, mainly the top companies in the Swedish industry, and Maxibit Worldwide AB has been a proud and active part of the group since the start.
One topic of interest discussed was the upcoming new social responsibility standard for sustainable development: ISO 26000.
400 experts from 60 countries has been working for 3-4 years with the document that hopefully will set a new world standard and consensus for social responsibility work not only within corporations but in the whole global community.
The draft of this document is 100 pages and can be downloaded at www.iso.org/sr
Read it and find out if your business community holds the SR standards of the future.