Corporate Social Responsibility : A New Eu Strategy For Multinational Enterprises And Social Policy

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Before going directly into the heart of the subject it is important to understand the beginning of this phenomenon, let’s just start first with a little of history:

The CSR concept appears from the 1960s in the literature on business but took off only from 1990

1976: OECD Guiding Principles for multinational
1977: ILO Tripartite Declaration on Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy
1997: Global Reporting Initiative initiated by the UNEP and the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES)
2000: Global Compact / global pact launched by the UN (DH, labour standards, environment, fight against corruption)
2001: Green Paper of the European Commission
2001: France: extra-financial reporting obligations for listed companies in France
2007 - 2010: France: “Grenelle” Environment process
2010: International Standard ISO 26000 Social Responsibility Organisations
2010: France: National Biodiversity Strategy
2011: European Commission Communication of 25 October 2011 "Corporate social responsibility: a new EU strategy for 2011-2014"
2013: France: national platform for CSR to the Prime Minister
2014: October 22 issue of the EU Directive on non-financial reporting of large companies

Many of who engaged in CSR, made it because it meets the expectations of the stakeholders, but also because it corresponded to the times and that its adoption was a way to make a good impression.
Critical amounted at the time, pointing the effect "glitter" and misuse of efforts and money

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