Forética

Chairman:
Mr. Fernando Riaño

Executive Director:
Mr. Germán Granda

Joined the WBCSD’s Global Network:
September 2014

Background information:

Forética is the leading business network on sustainability and corporate social responsibility in Spain and Latin America. A non-profit organization, headquartered in Madrid, its multi-stakeholder membership includes more than 200 members including companies – from PLCs to SMEs, academia, NGOs and individuals. More than 120 of its members are companies.

Forética’s mission is to foster a culture of sustainability, responsibility and accountability amongst major companies with the aim of promoting competitiveness and job creation. We believe that long-term business success has to be coupled with sustainable development and shared value creation.

Main activities:

Our member services are focused on three lines of action:

1. Customised services

Forética offers guidance and assessment on a wide range of business management issues aligned with social, environmental and governance criteria.

This includes:  

  • CSR benchmarking and strategic positioning
  • Materiality assessments
  • CSR/Sustainability action plans, policies and strategies
  • Codes of conduct
  • Volunteering
  • Compliance and anti-corruption
  • Equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion
  • Responsible investment
  • Human rights
  • Training in different themes

2. Knowledge

On a regular basis we conduct published research and surveys on cutting edge themes. Every second year, Forética publishes a major survey of business and consumer attitudes towards CSR.

We deliver an annual calendar of activities including major conferences, working groups and other visibility and shared learning platforms as well as employer-supported volunteering activities, including the Give & Gain Day and ENGAGE international programmes.

3. Management systems certification

Forética is the proprietor of the SGE 21 managemnt system certification scheme, recognised by the ISO 26000 guidance standard. Over 100 companies have been certified with the scheme in Spain and Latin America.