Today we publish here the first results of the European Commission's Communication A renewed EU strategy 2011-14 for Corporate Social Responsibility (COM (2011) 681 final) of October 2011. DG CONNECT took the lead for Action 5, which reads as follows:
"Launch a process in 2012 with enterprises and other stakeholders to develop a code of good practice for self- and co-regulation exercises, which should improve the effectiveness of the CSR process".
From December 2011 to April 2012 a group of experts helped in formulating a first version of such a code, which was then submitted to a public consultation from June 14 to September 30.
The results of this public consultation were analysed, which helped to reformulate and improve the initial text.
The Commission services were also called to give their input between late October and early January 2013. Final adjustments were made to the text.
Given the positive feedbacks received, we can finalize the above mentioned Action 5 of the Commission's CSR strategy for 2011-2014 with a twofold initiative:
Those interested to join the Community of Practice or in need of further information should register by email at CNECT-CSR-PLATFORM@ec.europa.eu.