Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is increasingly taking hold at a global level. Businesses and public institutions across all sectors are more aware that apart from the benefits involved, there is also a widespread interest in achieving sustainable results that are obtained on the basis of respect for economic social and environmental conditions.
>The CSR must be useful for the different related interest groups or those that may be related to the companies or entities.
>The CSR must allow companies or entities to provide comprehensive and reliable information with regard to economic, social and environmental dimensions.
>Transparency is a key element of the CSR, documented in a report addressed to the groups of interest reflecting the organisation's behaviour.
>The CSR must be externally verifiable with a commitment to ongoing improvement, and must include the company's external projection as well the obtaining of certificates that accredit their commitments.
The execution of our commitment to the CSR policies is reflected in the annual reports, the following being some of the ways they are of use
>Comparative Studies and assessment of what has been achieved in the field of sustainability.
>Demonstration of how an organisation influences and is influenced by the expectations created in the field of sustainable development.
>Comparison of the performance of the duties and commitments of an organisation toward other organisations over time.
>The annual report are drafted in accordance with the regulations established that are based on the monitoring of certain general requirements and other specific terms and conditions that are known as "indicators". The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) indicators are ones that are used more widely.
Corporate management must be complemented with other determining factors, already used by many companies. It is clear that the activity where this management is developed and the business dimension are two factors that are determining factors when setting priorities. Aside from this, certain instruments have begun to make a regular appearance in our everyday environment:
>White papers on corporate management.
>Codes of conduct.
>Ethical codes and professional conduct for sustainable government.
>Strategic Plans and administration for sustainable government
>Committees such as advisory councils, management, reputation systems, etc.
>Establishing commitments with the collectives making up the groups of interest