CSR: corporate social responsibility


CSR: corporate social responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a management strategy according to which companies voluntarily take into account social interests, environmental aspects or relations with various stakeholder groups, especially employees, in their activities. Being socially responsible means investing in human resources, in environmental protection, in relations with the company’s environment and in communicating these activities, thus contributing to the company’s competitiveness and shaping the conditions for sustainable social and economic development.
At the end of October 2010, the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), after more than five years of work by experts from 99 countries, published ISO 26000. This standard is intended to systematise knowledge about corporate social responsibility. It is not subject to certification, but is a practical guide to the principles of responsible business. It provides guidance for organisations of all types (not just businesses), regardless of their size, location or legal form of operation. ISO 26000 distinguishes the following areas of corporate social responsibility: (1) organisational governance, (2) human rights, (3) labour relations, (4) environment, (5) fair market practices, (6) consumer relations, and (7) community involvement.
We offer the comprehensive development and implementation of a CSR strategy, i.e. corporate social responsibility, using various tools, adapted appropriately to the company’s activities. The most frequently selected CSR tools are:

Activities for the local community,

Pro-environmental activities,

Social campaigns,

Employee programmes,

Social reports,

Management systems, i.e. ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001,

Employee volunteering,

Supply chain management,

Product labelling.