Code of Conduct incorporated by NewCo Ferronikeli Company
Kosovo CSR Network in partnership with ILO in Kosovo, has strongly promoted the Code of Conduct for businesses through this successful partnership, and encouraged that the main principles of CSR’s work to be engaged in the best practises for the future. NewCo Ferronikeli immediately incorporated the Code of Conduct within its business practices.
According to the UN Global Compact, CSR Principles of Work, under the CSR are: Principle 3: Supporting the freedom of association, and the effective recognition of the freedom of the collective agreement; Principle 4: Support the elimination of forced labour; Principle 5: Support effective elimination of child labour; and Principle 6: Support the elimination of discrimination.
In this workshop, discussions were held with members of the Kosovo CSR Network, the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and representatives of Employers’ Organizations. Senior Specialist of Employers Activities, from ILO office for CEE, presented the reasonableness of the commitment of businesses against child labour and some opportunities and concrete steps that can be undertaken by enterprises. In this context it was also discussed numerous examples of business engagements in child protection from work, lessons learned and best practices, with emphasis on unique challenges and opportunities of the businesses operations in the Kosovo context.
NewCo Ferronikeli is among the first members of Kosovo CSR Network. The Kosovo CSR Network is the first business network established in Kosovo for CSR by distinguished Kosovar and international business leaders who were determined to increase the public’s awareness on CSR and also incorporate CSR best practices into their own companies. Kosovo CSR Network is a member of the European Business Network for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR Europe), which is another step of the Network to further integrate Kosovar businesses in European structures.