Standards and guidelines development
One form of responsible business concerns guidelines and best practice. For example, in the construction industry, building codes are under current discussion in relation to natural disasters. Earthquake, hurricane and other disaster damage sees far more deaths in areas where structures are built according to less demanding requirements.
Both business organisations and non profits can join in development of best practice that can help raise standards to protect and support people’s economic or environmental needs. Companies bring their expertise. NGOs bring their experience of the issues concerned and those affected by them. Both groups, for transparency’s sake, can partner with further stakeholders, including academics, guideline practitioners, public sector representatives and more.