Overview

This Catalogue provides an overview of the training experiences that Companies, Non-Governmental Organisations, Universities, Chambers of Commerce and Industry, along with other training providers may conduct in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) within HECOS FOR ETHICS.

Ethical training is a core mandate of the European Commission, which recommends to include CSR and ethical skills development into the training programmes of managers and employees within EU.

This catalogue will serve a network of entities, which will be able to provide participants with innovative non-formal and informal training opportunities.

All entities interested in leading an HECOS for ETHICS have the opportunity to organise the training experiences described in this catalogue and deliver much of the training itself.

The Catalogue offers trainings on a wide range of topics on which the Partnership of this project has expertise: Human Rights, labour, environment, safety and security, nondiscrimination, anti-corruption, supply chain management, and responsible marketing.

 

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

On the renewed strategy 2011-2014 for CSR European Commission puts forward a new definition of CSR as being “the responsibility of enterprises for their impacts on society”.

In addition to economic responsibilities, this involvement entails social and environmental responsibilities which can provide companies with long term guidance and motivate their executives and employees to proactive behavior. The United Nations on their 2015 Guide to Corporate Sustainability presents CSR as an “imperative for business today – essential to long-term corporate success and for ensuring that markets deliver value across society”. In fact “the well-being of workers, communities and the planet is inextricably tied to the health of the business”.

The concept and importance of CSR as a form of competitive self-regulation procedure is integrated into a business model which:

  • Enhances business sustainability;
  • Provides new opportunities;
  • Maximizes the creation of shared value for their owners shareholders and society at large;
  • Identifies, prevents and mitigates its possible adverse impacts.

From an Ethical perspective Sustainable Development is “(...) ethically founded response to a worldwide process in which not only research is increasingly carried out on the basis of private and economic interests but where these interests are also shaping the profile of academically educated young people” (Altner and Michelsen, 2005 cit. in Barth et al, 2007).

 

“CSR shall be unmistakably defined as a responsibility incumbent upon all management levels and it shall be subject to ongoing follow-up by top executives”.

Bernardo Kliksberg, Father of Social Management. Pioneer of Ethics for development and Business Social Responsibility.

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