CSR Europe is a
non-profit European business network for corporate social
responsibility with around 70 multinational corporations and 25
national partner organizations as members.
CSR Europe is a platform for:
· Connecting companies to share best practice on CSR
· Innovating new projects between business and stakeholders
· Shaping the modern day business and political agenda on sustainability
The organisation was founded in 1995 by senior European business leaders
in response to an appeal by the European Commission President Jacques
Delors. It has since grown to become an inspiring network of business
people working at the very forefront of CSR across Europe and globally.
CSR Europe Objectives
To convince managers
of the benefits of socially responsible business practice, by providing
over 500,000 business people and partners with print and online
publications, best practices and tools, annually.
To offer business managers learning, benchmarking, and capacity building
To energize a broader stakeholder dialogue between businesses, European
policy makers, governments, investors, social partners, civil society and
Corporate Social Responsibility Principles
experience and enhancing the capacity of current and future managers,
CSR Europe member companies are committed to promote the following
principles as part of achieving business success:
responsibly by contributing to the economic health and sustainable
development of the communities in which we operate.
employees healthy and safe working conditions, ensure fair
compensation, good communication as well as equal opportunity for
employment and development.
safe products and services at competitive prices, meet customers’
needs promptly and accurately and work responsibly with our business
negative impacts our activities can have on the environment and its
resources, while striving to provide our customers with products and
services that take sustainable consumption into account.
to key stakeholders through dialogue and transparency regarding the
economic, social and environmental impacts of our business activities.
Operate a good
governance structure and upholds the highest standards in business
Provide a fair
return to our shareholders while fulfilling the above principles.
CSRE is responding
to European heads of state and government who, at the Lisbon summit 2000,
set the goal of making "Europe the most competitive and dynamic
knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic
growth, with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion” by 2010.
CSR Europe was set up in 1996 by former European Commission president
Jacques Delors. Today, European institutions regard us as the expert on
CSR in Europe. Supported by its 18 national partner organisations, CSR
Europe is also the only truly European authority on corporate social
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