LET'S MAKE BUSINESS BETTER
A NEW RADICAL
ECO-SOCIAL BUSINESS SYSTEM STRIVING FOR A
While the current profit-oriented business paradigm creates positive impact for some rich parts of the global society, it also leads to a - less visible
- massive exploitation of nature and people. The system is not harmonious.
We believe that businesses should be a force for good for the entire world. Besides governments, businesses have the most power to drive the change for the better. It is our vision to lead
the electronics manufacturing industry by connecting innovative business practices with positive social impact in the most inspiring and radical ways.
Since 2013, GSN has committed itself to a unique eco-socially responsible business conduct, targeting a maximum harmony of our shareholders, our employees and the society in which
we operate. This new model TRI-MONY is both innovative and easy to be adopted by any kind of business of any size.
A BRIEF INTRODUCTION
Companies rule the world. The successful ones hoard huge amounts of cash and are investing in `almost everything´. If they are banks, they even provide credit money to entire countries.
Their tool of power is money, and this money is generated by profit. This is why TRI-MONY is built upon profit as the key driver. TRI-MONY means, that
the profit of a company is divided into three equal parts. This partition into three thirds is a radical pledge.
The 1st third of a profit still remains with the owner (shareholder) of the company. This is crucial, as no rational
investor can be expected to invest capital with nothing in return - given the many risks of an investment such as inflation, losses or even bankruptcy. In
addition, there is greed, which may be considered as an inherent trait of human nature. By distributing one third of the profit to the company owner, all these
aspects are well addressed.
The 2nd third of a profit deals with eco-social topics within the company. We consider this approach as
Radical Corporate Social Resonsibility (Radical CSR). If you look at the full value chain of any company (including suppliers),
there are entities for which people enjoy to work (imagine someone who is employed at the headquarter of one of the global blue chips). But there may also be other entities within the
same value chain, at which the workforce potentially has to suffer harmful labour conditions. Just think of the garment workers in Bangladesh who lost their lives by the tragic Rana
Plaza collapse. Hence, the second third of profit should be used to let everyone contributing to the value chain of a business have a fair share in the profit generated, so that they can
maintain a decent life in dignity.
A company is always embedded in a wider community context (people and nature). The 3rd third of a profit shall be
made available to the community in which the company operates and may affect negatively. We regard this approach as Radical Corporate
Citizenship (Radical CC). As an example, a plastics producing company could take the initiative to filter sea water in order to extract the residues of their products (micro particles of plastic)
which end up of polluting the oceans.
TRI-MONY embodies radicalism in several ways. On the one hand, it is radical because owners give up two thirds of profit. On the other hand, it is radical in terms
of consequently dedicating those two thirds to making the world a BETTER place: One share to strive for more eco-social justice within a
company and the other one to preserve the eco-social integrity of people and nature in the community in which a company is embodied.
In order to push towards a new and exploitation-free society, we are convinced that this new and radical perspective on a company's license to operate has the power to disrupt the current economic
paradigms. At GSN, we strongly belive in the concept of TRI-MONY and are determined to fully embed it across all our business activities by the year 2020.
We have always been driven by the idea to create a blue print that will serve any kind of company who would like to take action and join us in becoming a eco-social game changer.
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