CSR Vietnam

Helping Vietnamese SMEs Adapt & Adopt CSR for Improved Linkages with Global Supply Chains in Sustainable Production

CRS Vietnam map

Major buyers of Vietnamese products, including trans-national corporations (TNC), are tightening their procurement guidelines to comply with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) requirements not only in the fields of environment and labor. Although this will improve labor practices and environmental impact, it can be a serious constraint for many Vietnamese enterprises, over 90% of which are small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and do not have sufficient capacity to comply with the strict requirements.

Overall objectives of the SWITCH-Asia project are to improve the environmental and social performance of Vietnamese SMEs, enhancing the integration of Vietnamese SMEs into global supply chains through an increased awareness, understanding and adoption of triple-bottom-line (TBL) corporate social responsibility (CSR), thus strengthening cooperation between Europe and Asia.

Target sectors are garment and textile, leather, footwear, and electronics.

Duration: 2/2009 - 4/2013

Total budget: EUR 2,014,334 (EU Contribution: 80%)

Contact

Florian Beranek
UNIDO
UNIDO Country Office Vietnam
72 Ly Thuong Kiet Street
Hanoi
Vietnam
Phone: +84-127-8167639

f.beranek@unido.org

www.csr-vietnam.eu

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
UNIDO is the specialised UN agency supporting industrial development in developing and transition countries. As lead partner, UNIDO provides project management by providing technical assistance, leading the process of annual planning and progress review,
Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)
The VCCI is a national business forum experienced in setting up, tackling and promoting development projects in collaboration with international organisation. As national lead partner, VCCI is involved in public communication and assists other partners wi
Vietnamese Electronic Industries Association (VEIA) Vietnamese Electronic Industries Association (VEIA)
VEIA, an expert in the electronics sector, has experience in the development of the Master Plan of the Electronics Industries, cooperating in the development of an SME development plan and participating in various seminars. VEIA is involved in developing
Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS)
VITAS reviews guidelines, raises awareness on CSR among local SMEs, and revises and disseminates sectoral CoC. VITAS is also experienced in participating in the annual CSR Awards and organising seminars.
Vietnam Leather and Footwear Association (LEFASO) Vietnam Leather and Footwear Association (LEFASO)
LEFASO is experienced in supporting the Trade Promotion and Export Development, code of conduct (CoC), and sustainable development projects. LEFASO raises awareness on CSR and reviews procurement guidelines and sectoral CoCs, working with SMEs on their us
European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EUROCHAM) European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EUROCHAM)
EUROCHAM aims to facilitate and increase two-way investment, business and trade flows between Vietnam and EU Member States. EUROCHAM organises a training course for Business Managers and seminars promoting CSR, as well as facilitating the participation of
Directorate for Standards and Quality of Vietnam (STAMEQ) Directorate for Standards and Quality of Vietnam (STAMEQ)
STAMEQ, controlled by the Ministry of Science and Technology, is in charge of standards and quality control according to national regulation. STAMEQ assists participatory preparation of policy and regulatory recommendations.
Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs (ILSSA) Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs (ILSSA)
This is a national organisation which aims to conduct basic, strategic research in fields including employment, health, labour safety and others. ILSSA carries out research and analysis on CSR policy, raises awareness on CSR and reviews and monitors CSR i
National Metal and Materials Technology Centre of Thailand (MTEC) National Metal and Materials Technology Centre of Thailand (MTEC)
MTEC supports research and development in metals and materials technologies in Thailand. MTEC disseminates practical guidelines to the Vietnamese Electro and Electronic Industry supply chain.
sequa GmbH sequa GmbH
Sequa is a development organisation operating worldwide, promoting the development of the private sector and its membership organisations as well as education, training and further qualification. Sequa is also responsible for statistical studies and surve
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