Online CSR Tool for SMEs Launched by Minister Pat Breen
Take the new CSR on-line tool for SMEs
to discover how well does your business engage in CSR activities?
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is largely associated with big companies. However, CSR is important for small and medium-sized enterprises as well. To appreciate the relevance of CSR to your business, check the new CSR On-line Tool for SMEs at http://csrtool.csrhub.ie/ which was launched in December 2016 by Pat Breen T.D., Minister of State for Employment and Small Business.
CSR can be challenging for small businesses, but the benefits are worth it – through new business won, by attracting and retaining talent, by saving money on energy and by being part of the communities within which you operate.
The tool allows small and medium size businesses to assess their business practices under the four pillars of Corporate Social Responsibility: Community, Environment, Workplace and Suppliers & Customers. Information about CSR and supports available to SMEs will then be sent to businesses that engage with the Tool. It can be accessed online here
The tool will hopefully help you understand more about CSR and spark some thoughts on areas that you might like to develop.
By taking these steps towards enhancing your CSR activity, you too could win the Chambers Ireland CSR Award: Excellence in CSR by an SME. This category recognises the best practice by such businesses, which prove that size is not a factor in the ability of a business to make a positive impact in the world.
The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation recently released the first CSR Newsletter which can be found attached or online at: http://www.csrhub.ie/The-CSR-Newsletter/