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WG Brescia

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My activity in the Group of Work of the University of Brescia (Italy)

ISO 26000

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Social Responsibility

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Last successful work

Last successful work - sara sanviti

Municipality of Polcenigo (PN) - Regulator of flow
This regulator of flow is constituted by a system of closable openings, regulated by floating balls.
When the level of water in the backside rises, floating balls close the holes progressively, so that the flow that goes trough the openings is about constant.
The system is made with stainless steel and trimmed with larch.

Other fields of work

Other fields of work - sara sanviti
Sara Sanviti’s professional office also deals with the treatments and depuration of waters and of wastewaters, the planning of waste treatments in general, the safety at work.
Furthermore, the office collaborates with the Work Group: “Management of depuration plants”, of the University of Brescia (Italy).
(The photo is taken from the Net and does not refer to a system planned by this office)

Did you buy goods, in Italy, that are not satisfactory?

Did you buy goods, in Italy, that are not satisfactory? - sara sanviti
The professional office of Sara Sanviti helps you to solve your problems about unsatisfactory purchases or about a contract that causes you trouble, to prevent a court case or, if this is inevitable, to provide your lawyer with all the useful facts.

What is Social Responsibility?

What is Social Responsibility? - sara sanviti
Sara Sanviti's office approaches and practises the seven principles of social responsibility, that are: accountability, transparency, ethical behaviour, respect for stakeholder interests, respect for the rule of law, respect for international norms of behaviour, respect for human rights. These principles are contained in the Guidance on social responsibility (ISO 26000).

The accountability imposes an obligation to be answerable to legal authorities with the respect to laws and regulations; it also encompasses accepting responsibility wher wrongdoing has occurred, taking the appropriate measures to remedy the wrongdoing and taking action to prevent it from being repeated; an organization should account for the results of its decisions and activities;

the transparency consists to disclose in a clear, accurate and complete manner to a reasonable and sufficient degree, the policies, decisions and activities for which an organization is responsible; the information should be readly available, directly accessible and understandable to those who have been, or may be affected in significant ways by the organization. 

the ethical behaviour is based on essential principles of honesty, equity and integrity, that imply a concern for people, animals and the environment; these ethics also imply a commitment to address stakeholders' interests; an organization should actively promote ethical conduct by preventing or resolving conflicts of interest, by establishing mechanisms to facilitate the reporting of unethical behaviour without fear or reprisal and by recognizing and addressing situations where local laws and regulations either do not exist; finally, also respecting the welfare of animals;

the respect for stakeholder interests is already a principle of the deontolgical code of this office, in the relationship with customers; but an organization should respect, consider and respond to the interests of its all stakeholders;

the respect for the rule of law is mandatory: so, an organization should accept the supremacy of law and, in particular, to the idea that no individual or organization stands above the law; the rule or law contrasts with the arbitrary exercise of power;

the respect for international norms of behaviour means that an organization should adhere to the principle of respect for the rule of international norms when local law or its implementation does not provide for minimum environmental or social safeguards;

the respect for human rights is an universal principle, indivisibly applicable in all countries, cultures and situations: so an organization should adhere to the international norms of behaviour, in situations where the law or its implementation does not provide for adequate protection of human rights.

«Social responsibility» is different from «Quality management» (ISO 9000), because social responsibility is based on objective criteria, while quality management is based on subjective criteria (the customer satisfaction).

This office has its seat in Italy, where social injustice makes difficult the implementation of principles of social responsibility: so, we accept every criticism or indication, in order to make it always better.


Sustainability criteria of this office

Sustainability criteria of this office - sara sanviti
A) Sustainability for impact on stakeholders' interests and society

Sara Sanviti based the relationship of work on mutual reliance and she ... 

1. ... makes herself projects that subscribes and doesn't blend her works with works of others; she doesn't accept a job that she is not able to make it; she prevents every conflict of interests; she formalizes her relationship with her customers and takes the appropriate measures to remedy the wrongdoing or activities that were unintended or unforseen.

2. ... manifests gifts of honest and moral integrity, knowing that her welfare is consequent on the welfare of others; she always gives reasons of her choices, in objective and demonstrable manner; she doesn't accept jobs that are prejudicial to her moral integrity or to her professional dignity or jobs that don't respect her ethical principles; she doesn't adhere to environmental associations, because it should produce conflict of interest: so, she protects the free competitive (because she doesn't use the visibility that it can produce) and the professional dignity (because the environment protection is already a purpose of the profession).

3. ... finally hands her work over the customer, only after she is sure that the customer perfectly understood 

4. ... conforms the prices to the care that the work requires and informs the customer about solutions that are more cheap; in any case, prices are determined on criteria that consider minimum waste of energy and minimum pollution.

5. ... agrees the price with the customer and formalizes it in detailed manner; she requires to the customer that he accepts the price, also by the payment of an advance, preventively quantified.

6. ... respects her suppliers and she never rushes them.

7. ... doesn't impose to her customers binding agreements more than is necessary and she doesn't impose particular products in order to derive benefit for herself; instead, she allows to her customers to solve the relationship in everytime, so she organize the work in different phases that are not binding to each other.

8. ... collaborates with all subjects who are involved in the work, in order to warrant the best possible result and to prevent wrongdoing and unforeseen.

9. ... requires correctness and respect of ethical behaviour to all the stakeholders.

B) Sustainability for impact on environment

Sara Sanviti organizes the job in order to ... 

1. ... work in a limited area, where she looks for her suppliers of auxiliary services (printing, binding, copies, rent of facilities); so, she avoids to buy facilities, whose use should produce a waste of resources and of energy.

2. ... travel by bicycle and public transports: so, she reduces the use of fuels, the materials of consumption and the pollution.

3. ... use few and simple facilities: so, she doesn't use coloured copying inks and she doesn't use software for her work (she makes calculations herself); finally, she advises her customers to make the same (simple solutions for their problems).