Title Transfer of skills and innovation to deliver vocational training to develop in enterprises policies and RH process integrating Social Responsibility
Project Number LLP-LdV/TOI/2007-FR-038
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The main objective of the project is to establish structures and trainings allowing the implementation of CSR in companies and training centers at accompanying levels (trainers / tutors and auditors).
The main objective of the HeRmeS-R project is to provide future trainers/tutors with the skills they need to conduct training/professional activities in subcontracting organizations so that these organizations develop policies and processes including HR social responsibility.
The objective is to develop this step of vocational training with the University of Craïova in Romania, the New Bulgarian University in Sofia and the University of Lisbon in Portugal (each is supported by professional organizations) in partnership with IAS to perform these skills transfers.
We will rely on a methodology and tools developed by IAS and ESCEM, all of which to be validated by FLA.
From this pilot operation, we will extend our approach at European level in a first step, then at a worldwide step.
Sub-contracting SME’s in the supply chain are more and more requested to implement a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) approach and a certification, so that the ordering companies can claim a full CSR principle in their products, developments and services.
The Hermes-OSR project supported by the European Leonardo da Vinci programme is a vocational innovative training development project targeted to European sub-contracting SMEs. It developed a new approach and training of trainers solution for SMEs on how to deploy CSR principles using the innovative OSR concept, Open Social Responsibility. OSR includes the Environmental and Economic dimensions on top of CSR to ensure a sustainable implementation of CSR and to support new business relationships for the subcontracting SME’s and even new business model approaches. Once deployed, it helps changing relationships as well with the ordering company and starts developing collaborative relationships which could go up to joint innovation development instead of only providing a final product.
The Hermes-OSR project is piloted by ESCEM in France with the support of IAS (International Institute of Social Audit) and is deployed for sub-contracting SMEs in Bulgaria (with the support of BISLP, the Balkan Institute for Labour and Social Policy and with NBU, the New Bulgarian University), Portugal (with APG, the Portuguese Association of Human Resources; and with UAL, the Universidade Autonoma da Lisboa) and Romania (with the University of Craiova). A certification process is being as well defined jointly with FLA, the international Fair Labour Association, at the levels of training content, training organisations and auditors.
Several training sessions are implemented in each of these countries under 4 levels:
• Awareness rising (2 hours session) for SME managers, decision makers and intermediary actors in charge of economic development.
• Inception training of 2 to 3 days for SME managers and Human Resources responsible.
• Operators training: target of the SMEs workers and middle management. Duration 3 to 4 weeks in several sessions, with a specific action-training session for in situ application to prepare the global deployment of OSR in the company.
• Expert level training at MBA level. The target group are the responsible persons in charge of CSR and OSR specification and deployment in a company or in a group of companies.
The certification process is managed separately to the training to ensure independent approach.
Keywords: CSR, OSR, Corporate Social Responsibility, Open Social Responsibility, SME.
Trainings to provide future trainers/tutors with the skills they need to conduct training/professional activities in subcontracting organizations so that these organizations develop policies and processes including HR social responsibility.
4 types of training
OSR Operators Training or Sustainability: A new stake for firms?
From Sustainable Development to OSR
Introduction of the concepts and of the methodology
OSR Operators Training
OSR MBA Level