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1.1 What is the definition of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)?

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The term CSR refers to Sustainable Development issues applied to business. The ISO 26000 standard defines CSR as:
an organization's responsibility for the impacts of its decisions and activities on society and the environment, through transparent and ethical behavior that:
- contributes to Sustainable Development, including health and the welfare of society;
- takes into account the expectations of stakeholders;
- is in compliance with applicable law and consistent with international norms of behavior;
- and is integrated throughout the organization and implemented in its relations.

The 6 core subjects listed by ISO 26000 are:
Human rights
Labor practices
The environment
Fair operating practices
Consumer issues
Community involvement and development

Source: http://www.iso.org/obp/ui/#iso:std:iso:26000:ed-1:v1:en:term:2.18

 

 

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