Topics from the field of CSR
"Corporate social reponsibility", or CSR for short, is about a company's responsibility for society in the sense of sustainable business practices.
Benefits for companies
There are many reasons why companies take CSR seriously. One of them is that it is in their own interest. This is an important factor, and indeed a positive one, because CSR is not a luxury, but something which benefits a company's business.
Tackling the key challenges of the 21st century requires efforts by all parts of society. Neither policy-makers nor the private sector nor civil society is able to rise to global challenges like climate change, the fight against poverty or the protection of human rights alone.
How can responsibility and sustainability be made integral parts of the global economy? The answer to this question is provided by international guidelines, which serve as the foundation of the global debate on corporate social responsibility (CSR).