Is ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ only for large companies?

Is Europe making complicated legislation that only large companies, that can spend a lot of money on lawyers, can understand? I surely have that impression, an example is the anti-money laundering legislation. Corporate Social Responsibility (‘CSR’) also looks as a topic for large companies, some of them in the meantime try to finance their enterprises by paying the small and medium-sized enterprises that supply them after 90 days. It is necessary that CSR is also to include the decent treatment of SME-suppliers by large companies.

CSR and SMEs | European survey
Europe is currently inviting Europeans to participate in a survey on the uptake of Corporate Social Responsibility (‘CSR’) by European small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups. The survey starts here. The survey is particularly aimed at SMEs (up to 250 employees) that operate in the following sectors:

  • Agro-food industry
  • Textile and garment industry
  • Transport
  • Retail trade
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Mining and quarrying
  • Tourism and hospitality
  • Banking, finance and insurance

We’ll see if Europe is going to take into account the position and possibilities of SMEs.


All posts  on CSR on this blog.

Over Ellen Timmer, advocaat ondernemingsrecht @Pellicaan

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2 reacties op Is ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ only for large companies?

  1. Maarten zegt:

    Wat opvalt in de survey: Nederlandse vennootschappen lijken niet te kunnen deelnemen.

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