ThistlePraxis Joins Global CSR Network of The CSR Company
The management of ThistlePraxis Consulting, a Strategy & Assessments Management Consulting firm is pleased to announce its partnership with The CSR Company International. This announcement also marks the official launch of the ISO 26000 Toolkit™, groundbreaking software for the implementation of ISO 26000 and CSR Labels, a social responsibility product label and audit service in Africa.
This affiliation makes possible for ThistlePraxis to handle all West African clients for The CSR Company whilst providing technical support for all CSR-related products and services across Africa. The partnership is also informed by the need to provide global expertise and learning exchanges for ThistlePraxis from the wealth of experience The CSR Company offers servicing clients across four continents – South East Asia, Africa, North America and Europe.
ThistlePraxis Consulting, Lead Consultant/CEO, Ini Onuk says, ‘We are excited to partner with The CSR Company. This affiliation has been in the pipeline for over a year and we are convinced that the organisation provides one of the best array of clients, consultants and consulting experience we need to make giant strides in Africa’.
Chief Executive Officer of The CSR Company, Martin Neureiter also serves as the ISO 26000 Task Force Chairperson, coordinating over 450 experts through the drafting of the guidance standard on social responsibility whilst the Lead Consultant/CEO, ThistlePraxis, Ini Onuk serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Africa and as a Think Tank member of the World Entrepreneurship Forum.
At the MoU signing ceremony recently in Lagos, Nigeria, the management of The CSR Company expressed delight in finally concluding a one-year discussion on prospects across the African continent working with a credible partner in ThistlePraxis’. The CSR Company brings to Africa decades of consulting experience on CSR spanning: Strategy, Reporting, Software development, ISO 26000 confirmation, registration and All-Share Indices for Stock Exchanges, CSR Labelling and Audit services (Implementation of ISO 26000, ONR 192500, OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, EMAS, SA8000) as well as top-notch competence development services which include: Seminars, Courses, Graduate and Post-graduate Degree programs for St. Gallen Management Institute, Swiss TS, TÜV Süd Akademie, WIFI International and FH Vienna, University of Applied Sciences etc..
This wealth of experience matches ThistlePraxis foray into CSR Consulting in the past three (3) years with many successes such as pioneering a continent-wide conference on sustainability & CSR, elevating the discourse of CSR in Nigeria and Africa, competence development for media professionals, publishing the continent’s foremost CSR Journal, production of innovative New Media products such as a Mobile App, Test Cafe, Carbon Calculator amongst many other milestones. ThistlePraxis offers a potpourri of services for organisations of all sizes through a six-point portfolio spanning: Public Sector Effectiveness, Research & Reporting, Strategy & Performance, Advocacy & Thought Leadership, Audit & Assessments, Competence Development.
The CSR Company has provided consulting services to the following global giants: SAP, Bayer Group, Borealis, ISO and also National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Government of United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company amongst many others.
ThistlePraxis Consulting will also double as The CSR Company’s 14th Country Office and will officially participate in the meeting of Country Offices Chief Executives taking place in Vienna, Austria in September 2013.