A survey of CSR practices in organisations across Ireland

BITCI News - Feb 10, 2014

Best Practice DatabaseThe NSAI in conjunction with the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Business in the Community Ireland and the Waterford Institute of Technology is undertaking a survey of the prevalence of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices in organisations across Ireland.

The purpose of the survey is twofold:

1. As the National Standards Body (NSB) in Ireland NSAI publishes all European and international standard developed by CEN, CENELEC, ISO, IEC etc. ISO 26000:2010 is the first international standard published on social responsibility. The standard is up for review and NSAI is interested in getting feedback on this standard and its use in Ireland.

2. The Irish Government has recently approved a National Plan on Corporate Social Responsibility. As part of this Plan, the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation (DJEI) in conjunction with other stakeholders is seeking to establish an indicative baseline of CSR activity in Ireland.

We are seeking input from organisations and individual practitioners on the extent and scope of CSR practices in Ireland, including knowledge and use of ISO 26000 and other relevant standards or guides.

With no more than 25 questions it should only take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The deadline is 5pm February 24th.

The results of this survey will be collated and will be used to impart information on CSR practices in Ireland through channels such as publications, articles and as input into the systematic review of ISO 26000.

Please click here to access the survey.