Forum 6 - Recognition schemes in occupational safety and health
A rather new tool is the use of recognition schemes. Under these schemes groups of organisations participate on a voluntary basis to identify ‘best practices’ on specific subjects. The identification of ‘best practices’ includes, for example, listings or awards, prizes, labels, and so forth. The concept of a recognition scheme also includes voluntary certification schemes used in issues related to the procurement or marketing of products, goods or services. By implementing or participating in such schemes organisations demonstrate their social interest and corporate social responsibility.