Constraints on Organisations

Constraints on Organisations
Statutory constraints
• Statutory constraints are the laws and
legislation by which a company has to
Statutory constraints
Examples of statutory constraints are;
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Employment Law
The Disability Discrimination Act
Voluntary constraints
• Voluntary codes of practice are statements by an
organisation about methods of working which
are recommended as good practice within an
• Organisations that volunteer to abide by the
codes display symbols showing customers that
they participate in such schemes. The codes
normally have no legal backing but use other
ways of encouraging compliance.
Voluntary constraints
• An example of an organisation that
publishes and administers a code of
practice is the Advertising Standards
Agency (ASA).
Voluntary constraints
• What other voluntary constraints can you
think of?
Voluntary constraints
• British Standards Institute
• BSI British Standards is the UK's national
standards organization that produces standards
and information products that promote and
share best practice. It serves the interests of a
wide range of industry sectors as well as
governments, consumers, employees and
society overall, to make sure that British,
European and international standards are
useful, relevant and authoritative.
Voluntary constraints
• The Kitemark can be used to indicate
certification by BSI, but only where a
Kitemark scheme has been set up around
a particular standard. It is mainly
applicable to safety and quality
management standards.
Voluntary constraints
Voluntary constraints
• Businesses who make emissions to air,
land and water are regulated by the
Environment Agency under strict
European and UK laws, to protect the
environment and human health.
•If your company needs to comply with
these laws you will need a permission
from us to operate. This permission
usually comes in the form of a permit,
which usually requires you to monitor
your emissions.
• How can organisations ensure that they