Small and medium-sized enterprises are undoubtedly important as drivers of economic growth in Europe: they provide 85% of new jobs and 66% of employment in the private sector. However, this economic importance is also reflected in Europe’s ecological and social footprint – albeit with less positive indicators.
The goals of CSR READY are therefore clear:
To enable SMEs to analyze the effects of CSR on their company and to implement concrete measures.
Increase the social impact of SMEs by raising awareness of CSR
Professionalise training and advisory structures and increase their impact on CSR measures in SMEs
Output 1: INTERNATIONAL SME CSR READY IMPACT FRAMEWORK: Implementation of an international study to analyze CSR in small and medium-sized companies. In particular, challenges, drivers and inhibiting factors are identified. This knowledge then contributes to the further outputs.
Output 2: CSR READY CURRICULUM: Development of curricula and training courses for the implementation of CSR strategies and measures in small and medium-sized companies. The courses are provided with comprehensive accompanying resources for training providers, trainers and coaches in order to enable them to integrate the materials into their offers.
Output 3: CSR READY ASSESSMENT APP: Implementation of an interactive assessment, which enables small and medium-sized companies to analyze their individual CSR readiness, to identify weak points and areas of action and to take measures.
Output 4: KNOWLEDGE PLATFORM: The developed resources are brought together on an interactive platform. The platform also serves for networking and the exchange of experiences between companies and the education sector.
News from the project:
CSR-ready kick-off meeting
D.he CSR-Ready consortium has completed its first transnational project meeting, which took place virtually on Friday, October 2nd, 2020. The meeting took place in the presence [...]
International literature research
As part of the CSR-Ready project, the partners involved carried out a comprehensive literature search on the corporate and social responsibility (CSR) practices of small and [...]