It is in this context that Dominique Fortin, so HRD Group, and Jean Kaspar, social strategies Adviser and former secretary general of the CFDT, have the idea that a small group of informal discussion on “social requirements globalization “with associated HRD and several trade unionists, academics and international experts.

The relevance of discussions initiated in Rome, rich debates lead Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman of Suez to propose the creation of an independent association open to all stakeholders and schools of thought.

OSI was created in December 2000 and includes hundreds of partners around the world.