Welcome to the website of the CSR-OSH project funded by the British Council's DelPHE programme. This 3 year project seeks to explore and establish the potential of CSR for occupational health and safety in the developing world. The CSR-OSH project will review the role played by government and increasingly by companies under the aegis of CSR. It will also focus on developing capacities of the partner institutions by developing relevant material that can be incorporated into the current curriculum for training future managers as well as OSH professionals in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
The project is intended to be the first step towards enhancing the capacities of companies in Africa (and the developing world) to include OSH provision in their business activities by developing guidance and creating awareness. The project will also demonstrate how occupational health can help alleviate poverty and hunger and help in achieving the MDGs by promoting OSH through CSR.
The three broad aims of the project are:
- Demonstrate the role corporate social responsibility can play in the promotion of Occupational Safety and Health and build capacities by raising awareness and delivering training.
- Explore the organisational cultures and leadership which facilitates CSR and particularly paying attention to OSH issues; this is critical for dealing with outcomes at the stakeholder level
- Establish the case for Occupational Safety and Health and clarify its link with the Millennium Development Goals