CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility
Increasing numbers of companies and organisations consider it important to act in a social and environmentally responsible manner. This is on the way of becoming an important component for success. Today, many of the large Swedish companies already have an advanced CSR programme. Swerea IVF specialises in helping smaller companies that want to adopt CSR.
The different company stake holders will place higher demands on commitment in the future concerning both people and the environment. However, it is not just about demands, it is also about opportunities. A company that actively works within the different areas of CSR benefits in several ways: it contributes positively to marketing, strengthens the brand, makes it easier to attract and maintain tomorrow's workforce and easier to maintain customers and find new ones. It is advantageous to work in a society with a good economy, healthy people, a functioning infrastructure and good service, which is what a good CSR programme contributes to.
CSR, Corporate Social Responsibility, is basically the same thing as sustainable development. Sustainable development is usually said to rest on three legs; economic, ecological and social sustainability. There are many areas and facets that fit within the term CSR. Swerea IVF can help you to sort among these and select which you want to prioritise. This could be working conditions, in your own or third-party factories abroad, environmental issues, working environment and equality in the company's facilities, human rights for the local population, collaboration with the local population, to simply name a few areas.
An important issue is how you report and market your CSR programme to the different stake holders. Swerea IVF has developed a simpler method for creating sustainability reporting. We also have knowledge on how you can take steps to disseminate your work.
In addition to the products below, we can carry out tailor-made commissions for individual companies. Please contact us to discuss this.
• New network for CSR
• Course in simple sustainability reporting