Social responsibility management

A Social Responsibility Management System can be implemented in accordance with 3 standards, each applicable to any type of Organization.

The international standard SA 8000 is certifiable. SA 8000 focuses on socially responsible practices in the workplace, which in Portugal is practically ensured by compliance with the legislation in place.

NP 4469 is a Portuguese, certifiable standard that goes beyond mere labor issues, namely it addresses socially responsible practices as a basis for an Organization sustainable development.

ISO 26000 is an international, non-certifiable standard that provides guidelines for organizations to operate in a socially responsible, ethically and transparently manner, thus contributing to the well-being of society.


Generally the three standards require:

  1. Compliance with legal requirements
  2. The establishment of objectives and practices in accordance with the organization's social responsibility policy
  3. The implementation of procedures and practices
  4. Performance monitoring and measurement
  5. The continuous improvement



  • Valorisation of human resources
  • Improved employee performance
  • Better understanding of labor law by employees
  • Greater transparency in the relationship with stakeholders (employees, customers, shareholders, suppliers and the community)
  • Value added to the credibility and image
  • Marketing tool


Contribution to success?

An Organization is the sum of its employees' and the leadership.

The implementation of a social responsibility management system will provide the Organization with the necessary tools to motivate its employees, with the consequent increase in productivity and compliance with applicable legislation. This system is a good way to demonstrate to the outside the socially responsible behavior of the Organization.


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