RRI Tool: Gender Equality Toolkit

The gender strategy tool kit

The Gender strategy tool kit provides a strategic approach with practical steps and tools to ensure that all employees are able to access and enjoy the same resources, rewards and opportunities regardless whether they are male or female. As an innovator, your human resources are key to your business performance. Being a responsible innovator you provide equal opportunities to your key asset (i.e., your workers) and strive towards diversity because you know that this will help you to better meet business and societal needs and values.

When to Use This Tool

When incorporating this in business strategy, linked to and supportive of business strategies and goals.

How to Use This Tool

Starting with a business case for gender equality. Then measuring the initial situation (12 areas) and assessing the goals, designing actions and executing them and monitoring the results. On this website you will find the gender strategy toolkit.

Required Investment

Large: it involves a cultural change.

Expertise Needed

Expertise level required when you do it yourself:

  • Novice

External support:

  • No external support needed, you can do it yourself.
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Expected Results

Improvements occur in:

  • Use of talent
  • Performance
  • Innovation capacity, agility
  • Reputation

All of which may effect market share.

PRISMA: Responsible Research & Innovation in Industry

From pilots to CEN-standard  

The PRISMA project has conducted pilot studies with 8 companies in order to help them to better integrate Responsible Research & Innovation (RRI) in their innovation process and business practices. These pilots have provided case studies and good practices on RRI.   

Based on the experience with  eight pilots and consultations with industry and standard organization, PRISMA initiated an upcoming  CEN  (European Committee for Standardization) standard for companies aiming at developing a strategy for Responsible Innovation.

This  standard (also known as RRI-Roadmap)   is aligned with existing standards and policies on risk and innovation management, and corporate social responsibility (CSR), such as the standards ISO 26000, ISO 9001, ISO 31000, ISO 56000.

 

Latest Updates

 

PRISMA Roadmap

Based on the experience with  eight pilots and consultations with industry and standard organization, PRISMA developed a practical guideline and standards for companies aiming at developing a strategy for Responsible Innovation.

The RRI-Roadmap methodology is aligned with existing standards and policies on risk and innovation management, and corporate social responsibility (CSR), such as the standards ISO 26000, ISO 9001, ISO 31000, ISO 56000.

Jointly with CEN, the European Committee for Standardization,  further steps will be initiated regarding the roadmap. See also our press statement.

PRISMA Pilot Results: Cases & Best Practices

The goal of the PRISMA-project was to draw specific lessons about how RRI can be implemented in industry, ranging  from small enterprises to large corporations to consortia with universities. To this end, the  project included cooperation with 8 different companies in the field of  automated cars, internet technology, drones, biotechnology, synthetic biology, and nanotechnology.

The PRISMA Toolkit for Responsible Research & Innovation

The PRISMA Project has delivered a toolkit for small or medium-sized companies that aspire to develop innovative products and services with which genuine societal needs are addressed and a contribution is made to both environmental and economic sustainability.