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Gap Analysis of ISO 26000 in Two Atlas Copco Companies in China:: Atlas Copco (Nanjing) Construction and Mining Equipment Co., Ltd. and Wuxi Pneumatech Air/ Gas Purity Equipment Co., Ltd.
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Ecology.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Social Responsibility(SR)is gathering accumulative attentionrecently.It has become a key criterion of business campaign among companies.This thesis studiesthe current SR performancein two branch companies inAtlas Copco (China), Atlas Copco (Nanjing) Construction and Mining Equipment Ltd. andWuxi Pneumatech Air/Gas Purity Equipment Ltd.Interviews were made separately with company staff, including employees from management level and staff from workshop. ISO 26000 was adoptedas aguiding standard when conducting SR investigation and following analysing work.Core subjects of ‘Labour Practices’, ‘the Environment’ and ‘Community involvement and development’ in ISO 26000 were thethreeresearching aspects in the work. For each detailed actions and expectations in the subject, particular comments and acorresponding rating score aregiven according to its status quo. These rating scoresare utilized in the gap analysing process to illustrate the differences between the current SR situation and theexpectations illustrated in ISO 26000.Moreover, the disparity between twoselected companies is alsodefined by illustrating theirfinal scores on each issueina radar chart.As a result from the assessment,bothcompanies have a far way to go to entirely accomplish ISO 26000’s requirements. For the core subject which is strong at, their current measures need to be kept and finely turned; for the weak core subjects, more attentions should be attracted and concrete actions should be conducted.

Social Responsibility(SR)is gathering accumulative attentionrecently.It has become a key criterion of business campaign among companies.This thesis studiesthe current SR performancein two branch companies inAtlas Copco (China), Atlas Copco (Nanjing) Construction and Mining Equipment Ltd. andWuxi Pneumatech Air/Gas Purity Equipment Ltd.Interviews were made separately with company staff, including employees from management level and staff from workshop. ISO 26000 was adoptedas aguiding standard when conducting SR investigation and following analysing work.Core subjects of ‘Labour Practices’, ‘the Environment’ and ‘Community involvement and development’ in ISO 26000 were thethreeresearching aspects in the work. For each detailed actions and expectations in the subject, particular comments and acorresponding rating score aregiven according to its status quo. These rating scoresare utilized in the gap analysing process to illustrate the differences between the current SR situation and theexpectations illustrated in ISO 26000.Moreover, the disparity between twoselected companies is alsodefined by illustrating theirfinal scores on each issueina radar chart.As a result from the assessment,bothcompanies have a far way to go to entirely accomplish ISO 26000’s requirements. For the core subject which is strong at, their current measures need to be kept and finely turned; for the weak core subjects, more attentions should be attracted and concrete actions should be conducted.

 

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2012. , 78 p.
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Trita-IM, ISSN 1402-7615 ; 2012:06
Keyword [en]
social responsibility, ISO 26000, gap analysis, radar chart
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Environmental Management
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-92607OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-92607DiVA: diva2:513915
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Atlas Copco
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Industrial Ecology
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2012-04-04 Created: 2012-04-04 Last updated: 2013-04-16Bibliographically approved

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