Founded in 2008, Stone Soup Consulting is a proactive and forward-thinking consultancy with a social heart. Organised as a network of consultants, our company works with several types of organisations that are interested in boosting their social value.
Acting in partnership rather than in a purely advisory role, Stone Soup Consulting is able to help these organisations maximise their social value. We work through shared processes in strategy creation and implementation that identify possible paths for the organisation’s development and growth.
Stone Soup Consulting is a socially-driven international company whose mission is to help optimise organisations and initiatives through collective processes of strategy creation and implementation, so that they achieve their greatest possible impact.
- At Stone Soup Consulting we believe that efficient organisations will drive more impactful societies.
- This vision goes hand in hand with our style of work. We promote teamwork, participatory decision-making processes, purpose-driven leadership and trust in our client relationship management, among others.
- We strive for a world where all organisations are impact-driven and are effective and efficient in achieving their impact goals, thus ensuring that no one is left behind, and that human society is able to live within the environmental boundaries of our planet.
Our Values: Our name is inspired by the stone soup legend. At its essence, this legend symbolizes our mission, vision, and especially our values: collaboration, honesty, integrity, inclusion, diversity, innovation, responsibility, accountability and transparency.
Corporate Social Responsibility at the heart of the company
In addition, in Stone Soup Consulting we develop our own social responsibility policy. Our priority goal is to strengthen the social impact of the organisations we work with. Besides, Stone Soup Consulting has created a specific fund that supports academic research related to social innovation and bestows the Stone Soup Award on Research in Social Innovation.
Environmental Policy and Best Practices for Virtual Work
The Environmental Policy and Best Practices for Virtual Work consolidates a set of commitments made by Stone Soup Consulting for the continued improvement of the environmental performance of activities and outlines our environmental best practices for working virtually.
The Stone Soup Supplier Code
Based on our social mission, we give preference to suppliers that are driven by a clear social mission or are social businesses. Preferably they are also local, owned or include individuals from socially, culturally, economically, or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. (Supplier Code)
Our Code of Ethics
Our consultancy has its own Code of Ethics that describes the company's position and philosophy towards many different aspects of the consultants' daily work such as fair competition, recruitment practices, honest reporting, confidentiality, public responsibility, etc. It has been created by the community itself and serves as an ethical guide to our behaviours and decision-making processes, and establishes guidelines of conduct. In addition, its principles and standards serve as the basis for eventual inquiries and ethical debates and/or dilemmas and reflections concerning our community members’ professional practice. (Read more)
Conflicts of interest
Stone Soup community members are loyal to Stone Soup's mission and respectful of the agreements and relationship of trust that the company has built with other organizations. All of our members act with transparency when participating in activities related to the company. In cases where there is a potential conflict of interest, before proceeding further, the concerned party submits needed information about the situation to consultation by the Stone Soup Ethics Commission, composed of partners and consultants equally represented, and complemented by a council of external independent experts.
Ethical decision making
When facing an ethical dilemma, Stone Soup community members follow a multistep process, including: identification and communication to the Stone Soup Ethics Commission; joint analyses and consideration of relevant ethical standards, principles, and laws; generation of potential courses of action; deliberation of risks and benefits; and selection of an objective decision based on the circumstances and welfare of all those involved.