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You want to know what Corporate Social Responsibility meansand if your company acts in this way?

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an approach to sustainable development, whereby companies integrate economic, social and environmental concerns into their culture, strategy and actions, and into the interaction with their stakeholders, on a voluntary basis, beyond the legal rules.

In the context of the crisis, we need more than ever enterprises voluntarily committed to CSR.

The following dimensions build a framework for socially responsible behaviour of enterprises providing services of general interest: customers, staff (employees and managers), economic stakeholders (subcontractors, suppliers, partners and competitors), public authorities and other stakeholders (local & consumer associations etc.), and environment as an ecosystem are concerned by socially responsible behaviour.

You can test your enterprise with the following Quick Check. Examine the degree of Corporate Social Responsibility of your company and find out what are the deficits in comparison to other companies.

The following questionnaire was prepared as part of Discerno, a CEEP project co-financed by the European Commission for enterprises providing services of general interest.

The overall objective of the project is to promote CSR (including socially responsible investments, production and consumption) in enterprises providing services of general interest, by supporting these companies in taking into account CSR principles in their daily management choices, as well as developing expertise and exchange of information on sustainable economy on public services. This is expected to contribute to the enhancement of socially sustainable growth, including in emerging economies, such as in Eastern Europe.

At the same time, CEEP intends to provide knowledge and improve practice to those targeted enterprises providing services of general interest on CSR principles and guidelines from the European Union, the United Nations and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) by disseminating and promoting a culture based on company ethics and by highlighting the most virtuous cases with its international Label. To start the process of the label, you can answer the questionnaire.

The preparation of this questionnaire followed the CEEP Guidelines on CSR (published in 2006) based on the CEEP European project Discerno, the forthcoming ISO 26000 and the AEI Standard Ethics EIEG methodology.

The questionnaire is based on specific guidelines -“Discerno Plus - CEEP CSR Label: Guidelines for the evaluation of best practise”- that can help you to better understand the meaning of the different items that are part of the questionnaire.

Print/download the guidelines (only in English).

The time effort is about 30 minutes.

The following tables include different statements about CSR. Please choose the answers most suitable for the situation in your company. To get a valid result of the test, please answer the questions as completely and accurately as possible.

Within the test you have the opportunity to choose between 5 different possible answers.

    completely correct rather correct partly correct rather incorrect completely incorrect not applicable
    5 4 3 2 1  
1 Statement

In case you completely agree with the statement, please choose the button number 5 that is named 'completely correct'.

In case you completely disagree with the statement, please choose the button number 1 that is named 'completely incorrect'.

When the statement is partly correct according to your companie's situation, please choose the button number 3 that is named 'partly correct'.

In case the statement does not apply completely to your company's situation but more than partly, please choose button number 4 (‘rather correct’) that is located between 'completely correct' and 'partly correct'.

When you think that the statement is not partly correct for your company's situation but it is also not completely incorrect, please choose the button number 2 (‘rather incorrect’) that is located between 'partly correct' and 'completely incorrect'.

If the question is not applicable to your company, please choose the button on the right that is named 'not applicable'.

Enterprise category

Headcount

Turnover

or

Balance sheet total

Medium-sized

< 250

≤ € 50 million

≤ € 43 million

Small

< 50

≤ € 10 million

≤ € 10 million

Micro

< 10

≤ € 2 million

≤ € 2 million

 

This way to the Test

For any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail: info@discerno.eu

Your data will be handled strictly confidentially and will be reported as anonymous. Your personal test results will be shown only to you. Additionally, you will get your results in comparison with the average.