Der findes mange forskellige definitioner på virksomhedernes sociale ansvar. På engelsk hedder det “Corporate Social Responsibility”, der forkortes til “CSR”.  CSR er også i Danmark blevet den normale og hurtige betegnelse vi bruger, når vi gerne vil beskrive eller omtale virksomheders sociale indsatser.

Nedenfor findes forskellige CSR definitoner.

1. Europa kommisionens CSR definition :

“A concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations and in their interaction with their stakeholders on a voluntary basis. “

Amongst other things, this definition helps to emphasise that:

  • CSR covers social and environmental issues, in spite of the English term corporate social responsibility;
  • CSR is not or should not be separate from business strategy and operations: it is about integrating social and environmental concerns into business strategy and operations;
  • CSR is a voluntary concept;
  • an important aspect of CSR is how enterprises interact with their internal and external stakeholders (employees, customers, neighbours, non-governmental organisations, public authorities, etc.)

Du kan finde et link til kommisiones hjemmeside, hvor der er meget mere information – klik her.

2. International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) definition af CSR:

“The voluntary commitment by business to manage its activities in a responsible way”. 

Her finder du deres hjemmeside med mere information – klik her. Du kan også vælge deres artikel fra 2002, hvor de beskriver og definerer CSR første gang – Klik her (i pdf).

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