The European Commission Communication A renewed EU strategy 2011-14 for Corporate Social Responsibility calls for enterprises to take responsibility for their impact on society. It highlights the importance of responsible behaviour both for society at large and for the competitiveness of the enterprise itself.
But how does CSR work in practice? How can companies adapt their way of working to become more responsible?
Through on-line debate, stakeholder meetings and publications, ICT4Society brings together ideas, experiences and recommendations to help enterprises in the ICT sector understand the benefits of CSR and to support them in taking concrete steps towards an improved business model.
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The platform is open to all. We hope particularly to interest ICT companies & organisations, civil society organisations, public sector, consumer organisations, trades unions and academia. We also hope to feed into current activities such as safer internet, better internet for kids, digital literacy, accessibility, inclusion and sustainability.
We hope that this platform can achieve a number of objectives.
The platform will refer to the work of the Community of Practice for Better Self- and Co-regulation, addressing Action 5 Communication on corporate social responsibility: "Develop a code of good practice for self- and co-regulation exercises".
From March 2014 to February 2016, the ICT4Society platform is run by the Responsible ICT Network. Visit the R-ICT website to find out more.