Through partnership with Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and other associations, Integration has been developing social engagement activities, ranging from mentorship of students and companies to pro bono projects. Integration upholds the United Nation’s Ten Principles of Corporate Social Responsibility outlined in its Global Compact report, as well as the guidelines set forth by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 26000).
- Respect Human Rights: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
- Promote decent work practices: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor; the effective abolition of child labor; and the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
- Reduce environmental impact: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges; undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and encourage the development of environmentally friendly technologies.
- Anti-corruption conduct: Work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
- Accountability: Answerable for decisions and activities to all stakeholders, i.e. internal, legal, client.
- Respect for stakeholder interests: Identifying and involving stakeholders and responding to their concerns (does not mean letting them make your decisions).
- Respect for the rule of law: Following legislation with good faith.
- Respect for international norms of behavior: In cases where law or its implementation is not sufficient, use customary international law that is almost universally accepted to guide behavior.
- Transparency: Openness about decisions and willingness to communicate these in a clear and honest manner.
- Ethical behavior: Acting alongside accepted principles of good conduct.
What do we support, beyond the extent of our business?
Integration is committed to furthering social responsibility initiatives beyond our business operations, which are aligned with the ethical guidelines listed above. From the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) promoted by the United Nations, we have selected three to actively support based on those areas that our business practices and culture can make an impact. Our choice in the causes we support takes into consideration our vocation, and qualities and characteristics as a corporate entity. Thus, we are dedicated to contributing to the future sustainability of:
Integration currently supports four NGOs* within these categories, and we are constantly expanding our partnership efforts.
For more information about the social responsibility guidelines and principles of the UN and ISO 26000, as well as the UN’s 17 SDGs and those Integration is committed to furthering, please see below.
How we make an impact:
Work with NGOs in specific demands, offering consultancy expertise, for instance, such as the redesign of the IAS governance model. For budget definition, it is also translated as man/hour values, like an normal consultancy project.
Directly contribute with money so that NGOs can afford their operation and pay their employees. For budget definition, it translates to a direct expense line according to the amount of money Integration is going to donate.
Who we work with: