Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not a term that small to medium enterprises (SMEs) typically associate with – by its very name the term stirs connotations of large multinationals and corporate philanthropy.
This is evidenced by ISME’s recent survey on the area which found that “Although 46% of SMEs believed they either didn’t know or were not active in CSR, everyone surveyed is involved in activities that are classed as ‘CSR’. Thus, the primary challenge is not to increase levels of CSR but to increase awareness, acknowledge and encourage its practice, so that SMEs know what it entails.”
Our new service Responsible Business for SMEs is aimed at supporting small to medium enterprises with their responsible business practices activities.
Visit our dedicated website www.responsiblebusiness.ie for free tools, case studies and a paid for sustainability reporting service.
Check out this video with testimonials from Small and Medium companies on why it is important to communicate your responsible business practices.
Alternatively, view our Engage Stream as many small to medium companies join at this level to avail of our Business Action on Education and Employment programmes.