Title Sustainability and social responsibility through learning in SME
Project Number LLP-LdV-TOI-2008-LT-0021
Product SME in Search for Feasible Concepts for Systematic Social Responsibility in Times of Crisis
Title SME in Search for Feasible Concepts for Systematic Social Responsibility in Times of Crisis
Product Type others
Marketing Text Requirement Analysis Synthesis Report
This paper will report on the results of an inquiry on the state of the implementation of the concept of “Corporate Social Resonsibility” in the partner countries of the Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation project SOCIALSME (Sustainability and Social Responsibility through Learning in SME).
The project is focused on the internal dimension of social responsibility in SME, specifically the dimension of LifeLongLearning opportunities for employees.
Target group SME employers and employees, SME consultants, facilitators, social partners of SME
Inquiry in existing research and survey among 120 target group representatives and experts demonstrates validity and feasibility of SOCIALSME approach.
Concept of CSR relevant in all of the partner countries.
Implementation of SR in SME still moderate but underreported since companies do not perceive socially responsible activities in the framework of the concept.
Moderate support from government and a number of associations for the concept.
The current economic and financial crisis is a dominating context factor that can be an obstacle but also can increase interest in new and more sustainable models of business conduct.
SME need more strategic planning, improved management and strengthened relationships with employees, customers and communities.
Practical, down-to-earth approach in consulting SME and simple but flexible guidelines needed.
Area of application SME employers and employees, SME consultants, facilitators, social partners of SME
Product Languages English