Title: CSR Framework for Public Companies: A Strategy in Addressing Gender Concerns
1 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN MALAYSIA WITHER GENDER EQUALITY
CSR Framework for Public Companies A Strategy in Addressing Gender Concerns
MALAYSIAN INSTITUTE OF INTEGRITY
NOOR YUSLINDA MOHD YUSOF
APRIL 10TH 2008
WOMENS DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH CENTRE
UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA
.operating a business enterprise in a manner that consistently meets or exceeds the ethical legal commercial and public expectations society has of business
(Business for Social Responsibility)
3 BURSA - CSR FRAMEWORK FOR PLCS Environment Community Marketplace Workplace CSR FOCUS
- Employee Involvement
- Gender issues
Human Capital Development
Quality of Life
- Labour rights
- Stakeholder engagement
- Climate Change
- Employee Volunteerism
- Education Schools Adoption Scheme
POSSIBLE CSR INITIATIVES IMMEDIATE 2006 SHORT TERM 2007 LONG TERM 2008 PLANNING 4 National Integrity Plan
Strategy 1 for Sosio-Cultural Institutions
Programme/Activity Inculcate good values by having gender sensitive programmes
Objective To ensure all parties appreciate the contribution of women and men toward social and national well-being
Target Group All sectors Policy makers
Implementing Agency Ministry of Information MOWFCD MOE MOHE and NGOs
Page 91 National Integrity Plan 5 Gender Equality - State of Play
Women Action Plan
National Policy on Women
30 Women Decision-Makers (public sector only)
Gender Focal Point (ministerial level)
Cabinet Committee on Gender Equality
The Childcare Centre Act was also amended. Private sector companies are now required to open childcare centres at the workplace and community centres.
6 Datuk Dr. Ng Yen Yen
... Ill also focus more on (the role of) women in the economyI will also increase male participation in this ministry. I dont think this ministry can talk about women family and social development without involving the other 50 per cent of the country - the men.
7 Women in Decision-making Positions in Corporate Sector 2001-June 2007 (50 PLCs at Bursa) 8 Gender in Development UNDP LEADERS IN GOVERNANCE MANUAL (GENDER AND LEADERSHIP) 9 International Benchmarks
Equal economic independence for men and women
Reconciliation of private and professional life
Equal representation in decision-making
Eradication of all forms of gender-based violence
Elimination of gender stereotypes
Promotion of gender equality in external and development policies
- EU Six Priority Areas 2006-2010
THE WAY FORWARD
11 Budget 2007
tax deduction to contributions by the private sector to charitable organizations be increased from 5 to 7 of aggregate income.
12 Budget 2008
Inculcating Corporate Social Responsibility 104. The Government will continue to emphasize corporate social responsibility (CSR) by companies especially PLCs. The Government believes that companies involved in CSR activities will benefit in the long run apart from contributing towards the well being of the community.
13 Budget 2008
105. The Government had announced in the 2007 Budget that all PLCs are required to disclose CSR activities in their annual financial reports.
Beginning financial year 2008 PLCs will be required to disclose their employment composition by race and gender as well as programmes undertaken to develop domestic and Bumiputera vendors. The private sector should leverage upon the strength of Malaysias diversity by employing Malaysians from all ethnic groups.
14 Bursa Malaysia Berhad CSR 2007 Survey Report 15 Findings
Malaysian PLCs generally fall far behind international practices and disclosures in CSRthe report uncovered that the two key areas that require more attention are environment and diversity
CSR as a practice is voluntary not legal
Although companies obligated to report they generally choose social framework (philanthropic) which are quantifiable and easier and quicker to implement and to report
Even in Europe companies find it hard to report on CSR gender initiatives because inpact can only be measured if they are not already mandatory by law.
Engage with employees as stakeholders
Review and redefine ways to increase productivity and build cohesiveness
Provide a forum to allow employees- men and women to have a say in the environment in which they work
Solicit new dialogue between gender to harness unique differences in a creative way as a team
CSR Tripartite Model IIMs Support Monitoring GOVERNMENT Community NGO PRIVATE SECTOR 2007 by Mohd Rezaidi Mohd Ishak 19 Thank You
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