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Social Impact Assessment

Social impact assessment is a framework for considering (i.e. identifying, assessing, monitoring, mitigating and managing) the social issues (in the broadest sense possible) associated with planned interventions by companies and governments alike (e.g. infrastructure projects like airports, bridges, dams, factories, mines, pipelines, roads, train lines, etc). It is an applied framework that seeks to achieve ‘shared value’. This implies that the investing companies not only focus on the short-term company benefits, but also improve long-term positive outcomes for affected people, communities, and governments, while mitigating the short- and long-term costs for all involved. The framework provides a way to consider (i.e. identifying, assessing, monitoring, mitigating and managing) the social issues of stakeholders that are affected by planned, often large, company interventions (e.g. infrastructure projects like airports, bridges, dams, factories, mines, pipelines, roads, train lines, etc). You will find further information in this guide for assessing and managing the social impact of projects.


IntegrityScan®

Using the IntegrityScan®, the University of Groningen conducts scientific research on tools which are suitable for improving and guaranteeing workforce integrity. This research aims to gain insight into the relationship between specific organisational characteristics and the organisation's workforce integrity. In particular, the research focusses on the effectiveness of the organisational culture as a tool for facilitating ethical behaviour by staff members. As a criterion for the level of integrity within an organisation, different types of ethical conduct, as well as any violations thereof, are studied.

Using the IntegrityScan®, workforce integrity on various hierarchical levels within the organisation is studied by relating the ethical conduct to various stakeholders of the organisation. A wide range of integrity problems is studied, including failure to comply with rules of conduct (compliance), several forms of fraud, deceptive sales and marketing practices, privacy violations and violations of environmental rules. Besides that, research is conducted on the influence of leadership aspects within the organisation as well as on the moral judgments which staff members have with regard to various integrity violations.

By adopting the IntegrityScan®, you cooperate with RUG in further professionalising your organisation's integrity management. We specifically focus on developing effective and specific tools for improving and guaranteeing workforce integrity. The findings of this research will provide you with a detailed understanding of the priorities and bottlenecks, if any, in your organisation. Moreover, among other things, comparisons may be made between different organisational units and employee groups. Besides that, based on the IntegrityScan® outcomes, your organisation can be benchmarked against similar organisations in your industry.

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