GLOBAL CSR takes the lead on CSR for SMEs

The development of the new EU guide for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) was just the beginning of GLOBAL CSRs work with SMEs

The EU Commission’s CSR-Strategy for 2011-2014 increases focus on small and medium-sized enterprises and their work with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. As part of the implementation of said strategy, GLOBAL CSR and BBI were asked to collaborate on the development of a new EU guide on human rights for SMEs. The guide is just an example of GLOBAL CSR’s increasing work with SMEs. CEO Sune Skadegård Thorsen has just returned from Kenya, where he hosted a workshop on the UN Guiding Principles and their importance for Kenyan and East African SMEs as was part of a roundtable meeting in the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights. Read more about GBI.

Our focus on SMEs and the UN Guiding Principles has lead to GLOBAL CSR presenting its own side-event at this years CSR Awards in Sønderborg, Denmark (Nov. 13.-14.): “How to live up to the EU’s CSR requirements for SME’s”. Furthermore GLOBAL CSR offers a 6-month course in Strategic CSR called “Enterprise of Tomorrow”  for SMEs. The course runs from March 7th and enables the participating businesses to learn from each other, build and share capacity while all participants are offered individual advice as well.

Please go to Enterprise of tomorrow if you would like to know more about the initiative.

To read more about CSR for SMEs please go to CSR.dk (in Danish).

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