Organization for Social Development (OSD) is an indigenous, non-profit, non-partisan, non-governmental organization, which was found in September 2003 in pursuit of the public interest and social justice. Since its establishment up until February 2009 OSD was working focusing on promotion of human rights, enhancement of the capacity of the justice and legislative bodies and legal empowerment of citizens as a means for promoting the public interest and social justice in the country. Following its re-registration, on February 13, 2009, under the requirements set by the new Charities and Societies Proclamation (Proclamation No. 621/2009) OSD has shifted its area of operation to promotion of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) understanding the potential of the private sector to play a significant role to ensure social justice and promote the public interest.
Social justice is about a society wherein all members have equal access to opportunities with at least a minimum quality of life (access to basic goods and services) and, where every one is treated with dignity and respect. A socially responsible business practice promotes corporate sensitivity to economic, social and environmental expectations of all stakeholders. It encourages businesses to invest portion of their profit and skills to improve the livelihood of their internal and external community through enhancing clean and healthy environment, accessibility of basic goods and services and, opportunities for economic betterment. Moreover, by facilitating the involvement of businesses in promotion of human rights and to refrain from actions which violate human rights, CSR, promotes creation of conditions where people live in dignity and respected as human beings. On the other hands CSR-focused businesses would proactively promote the public interest by encouraging community growth and development, and voluntarily eliminating practices that harm the public sphere, regardless of legality.
The manifestations of OSD’s identity are its stated, vision, mission, values and its demonstrated behavior. OSD’s identity is the holistic expression of the interventions OSD implements, why it does them and how. The identity also underlines OSD’s solidarity with the poor, disadvantaged and vulnerable groups. Accordingly OSD’s identity is embedded in the vision, mission, overall purpose, values and strategic objectives outlined subsequently.
Fair and equitable access to basic economic and social goods and services for the poor, disadvantaged and vulnerable groups in the society.
To foster social development that facilitates availability and accessibility of basic social services for the poor, disadvantaged, and vulnerable groups in the society through promotion of corporate social responsibility, social protection, child protection and gender equality.
OSD supports the meaningful involvement of the community and the private sector in the development of the country through promotion of corporate social responsibility, child protection, gender equality, and social protection
- Lasting Impact
- Participation and empowerment