ASK works in tandem with labour standards, fair work place practices, and ethical codes of conduct, with an approach that nurtures worker rights, stakeholder community welfare, and a mutually beneficial environment for corporations at large. Our work spans across industries and sectors, nationally and internationally, helping us develop the understanding and expertise in dealing with varied business dynamics, complex supply chains, labour issues, and associated stakeholder communities. We work with an inclusive approach giving due importance to stakeholder engagement, the role of the government, and the vastglobal business community.
Social Audits include an organization’s assessment of the extent to which it fulfills its social, economic, and environmental responsibilities towards it internal and external stakeholders including workers, employees, contractors, suppliers, and the community. At ASK, we adopt an objective, non-threatening and facilitative approach towards social auditing wherein the intent is not to find faults but to identify areas of improvement. Our experienced team of auditors possess expertise and know how in labour and human rights issues, health and safety standards, local laws and international labour standards including the International Labor Organization (ILO) Core Conventions and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
among others, along with Industry Best Practices. We gain our edge from our grassroots approach, working from the bottom of the pyramid, gathering comprehensive information from workers to management in a culturally and contextually appropriate and effective manner, across varied industrial sectors. We believe social audits are an effective tool for capacity building of organisations, enabling them to identify gaps and work towards better governance. ASK has conducted numerous social audits countries of Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Turkmenistan, Indonesia, Kenya, South Africa, Turkey, Egypt, Maldives and India
how, assets & procedures and Cost Effectiveness are the important features of this effort. The programmes may be administered through a combination of training sessions, exercises, group discussions, workshops, and seminars, on various subjects of Corporate Codes of Conduct, Labour Laws, Ethical Trade Practices, Gender Sensitivity, and Team Work & Conflict Resolution, and Policy Formation, among others.
Enterprise Level Social Research and Studies
ASK conducts extensive research and studies that are specific to the requirements of companies looking to study a certain region with respect to factors of market stability, labour conditions and compliance with international labour standards, challenges in working conditions, issues of child labour, social security and minimum wages, identifyingavenues for CSR interventions, among others. The research projects are generally commissioned by corporates and organisations looking to enter a specific sector or market, or by international organisations working towards implementing ethical labour and trade practices across the regions and countries of study. ASK has been recognised as a credible research partner by several prominent international organisations, effectively throwing light on the social and ethical dimensions of business.
At ASK we welcome any queries you may have with regard to our organization, our work and our services. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Dr. Aqueel Khan
CSA Division, Association for Stimulating Know How
Phone: 0124 4060353/ 54 (Extn: 45) Mobile: +91 9818492342 Fax: +91 124 4060355