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CSR initiatives for SME

IBERDROLA SIGNS UP TO THE ‘CSR-SME INITIATIVE’ TO PROMOTE GOOD PRACTICES AMONG ITS SUPPLIERS

IBERDROLA sponsors the second edition of the CSR-SME Initiative(*) program committed to provide free advice and training to its supply companies so they can make their sustainability reports.

In 2012, IBERDROLA acted as a “Friendly Entity”, disseminating the CSR-SME Initiative(*) developed by Instituto de Crédito Oficial and the Spanish Network of the United Nations Global Compact. The aim of this project is to provide SMEs with both face-to-face and online training in order to help them meet the sustainability requirements and have access to public tenders, subsidies and state aid.

After getting that over 700 small and medium businesses developed their sustainability report in 2012, in 2013 our Company seeks to bring CSR to its domestic suppliers, providing necessary tools for them to follow the basic principles based on human rights, labor standards, environment and anti-corruption.

Thus, IBERDROLA continues to work for all its processes and those involving its supply chain to be socially responsible.

CSR WORK JOURNALS FOR SME

IBERDROLA, in partnership with Bancaja and the Chamber of Commerce of Valencia, is actively involved in the publication of the “CSR Work Journals for SME”, an initiative which has its origin in the agreement reached by these three organisations for promoting Corporate Social Responsibility and its competitive advantages among small and medium-sized companies. 

The “CSR Work Journals for SME” offer a simple, tangible, workable and efficient methodology that enables SMEs to incorporate social responsibility into their business strategy in order to achieve sustainable development and greater competitiveness. 

Following the success of the first journal, “Prior Diagnosis and Action Plan in CSR” [PDF](*), which was intended to promote the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility and included detailed documentation for the implementation of a prior diagnosis and an action plan, the second journal, “Communication in CSR” [PDF](*), was presented in May 2010. It provides companies with a simple tool for communicating and enhancing corporate social responsibility.

Specific CSR web page for SME. The partnership agreement reached by IBERDROLA, Bancaja and the Chamber of Commerce of Valencia is aimed at promoting social responsibility among small and medium-sized companies through a series of practical tools, so that they can become acquainted with this concept and apply it to their business management practices. In addition to the “CSR Work Journals for SME”, a web page (*) has also been launched, where SMEs can register their own corporate social responsibility practices, prepare their own CSR reports and communicate them to society.

RESPONSIBILITY + SUSTAINABILITY= PROFITABILITY A RESPONSIBLE WAY TO IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS
(*) Spanish version.
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