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02/16/2016 - 06:00 PM

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The international standards we start from

The Telecom Italia Group operates with the conviction that business activities must be conducted in a way that considers the expectations of stakeholders, in keeping with the principles established by internationally recognised standards.
In defining and implementing its sustainability strategy and programmes, the Group is inspired by the guidelines issued by the main global guidance and standardisation organisations in the field of Corporate Responsibility. The system of sustainability management also takes into account the principal reference regulations and international standards:
  • European Commission directives, recommendations and communications;
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  •  the OCSE guidelines directed at multinational enterprises;
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  • the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications governing quality and environmental management systems;

Consult the page on ISO 9000


Consult the page on ISO 14000
 

  •  principles of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions on respecting the fundamental rights of workers;
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  • the Social AccountAbility 8000 standard (SA 8000), aimed at promoting respect for human rights and working conditions by companies and their supply chains;
Consult the page on SA8000
  • AA1000 AccountAbility Principles Standard (APS 2008) drawn up by AccountAbility, an international organisation which promotes collaboration between stakeholders, and lays down standards and guidelines on matters of sustainability;
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  • ISO 26000 guidelines for private and public organisations of all sizes.
Read the page on ISO 26000
 
The Telecom Italia Group has long been a member of many environmental and social organisations, both national and international, formed to disseminate universally recognised values including respect for Human Rights, labour rights and environmental protection. Below some of them:
  • Global Compact, the main global benchmark launched in 2000 by the UN, to which Telecom Italia has been signed up since 2002; Telecom Italia is a member of the Global Compact Network Italy;
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  • ITU (International Telecommunications Union) the UN's main agency for Telecommunications and Information, as well as a reference point for governments and the private sector in the development of networks and services;
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  • GSM Association and particularly the GSMA - Mobile Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Content working group for all technological and communication initiatives aimed at protecting children in the mobile phone sector;

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  • GRI, a body set up in 1997 by CERES, Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economy, with the aim of developing globally applicable guidelines for drawing up sustainability reports;
Enter the website of GRI
  • GeSI (the Global e-Sustainability Initiative), a global partnership of ICT companies to promote the sustainable development of new technologies;
Enter the website of GeSI
 
  • ETNO, a trade association which aims, among other things, to develop a competitive and efficient European telecommunications market through coordination between operators and dialogue with Institutions;
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  • Joint Audit Cooperation, a joint initiative between telephone operators to perform sustainability audits in the production plants of suppliers in developing countries;
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  • FOSI - Family Online Safety Institute, an international non-profit organisation formed to make the Internet safer for young people and their families, identifying the best strategies while respecting the freedom of the Web.

     
Enter the website of FOSI