Corporate social responsibility within companies ensure that the business is operating in a way that is ethical and more aware of its impact on society. It means they are monitoring their social, economic and environmental impact while ensuring human rights and sustainable development are incorporated in their policies and strategies.
By implementing this into their strategy, businesses shows their eagerness to insure they have a beneficial impact within the community, by preparing a specific agenda to focus on social or environmental issues outside their economical scope, but in line with their mission and believes.
Businesses achieve their corporate social responsibility a number of ways through activities such as:
- Charity partnership
- Relationship development with business partners, employees, customers and any else with vested interest in the company
- Environmental programmes, protection, and sustainability
- Socially responsible investment (SRI)
Participating in the EYP PROGRAM can help your business in finding a way to participate in socially responsible activities and helping young people of the areas where the activities are performed. The project can offer small businesses the possibility to tutor young people needing to improve their employability skills or to mentor others with an entrepreneurial idea. You will also take part to an international network of companies and training organizations that can benefit your business in different ways.
The Strategic partnership project has been approved under the Erasmus Plus – YOUTH Strategic partnership and it is coordinated by West loathing Chamber and Aregai, with the participation of Fundacion Universidad Empresa De La Region De Murcia, Bakirkoy Mesleki Ve Teknik Anadolu Lisesi European Institute For Local Development (Eild) Asociatia Idei Si Proiecte Pentru Tineri Activi. Contact the partner closer to you for more information.
There is now an increase in demand from the public and government bodies to have this incorporated into ever businesses strategy while creating more visibility surrounding their actions. It is now seen to increase competitive advantage while creating more awareness surround the business and building trust within the community. The way in which a business approaches corporate social responsibility could create an advantage when differentiating the company from similar ones while helping them gain a reputable reputation, and the participation to an Transnational European Project can help small businesses to get involved in meaningful activities without have the burden of planning them and have them running.