Corporate social responsibility: an already widespread approach

Émilie Ernst, division Enquêtes thématiques et études tranversales, Insee, Yolan Honoré-Rougé, Ensae

More than half of French firms with 50 or more employees say they are committed to corporate social responsibility (CSR), i.e., to contributing to sustainable development. This commitment is proportional to company size. It is more common in the energy and environment sectors than in wholesale/retail trade. Firms committed to CSR have adopted different approaches. In particular, they are more attentive to sustainable development issues in their purchasing policy or to safeguarding biodiversity. Other initiatives are more widespread, including in businesses that do not apply CSR. These initiatives more often concern labour relations, although one of the most common practices is waste prevention and recycling.

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No 1421
Paru le : 13/11/2012