Corporate social responsibility in the Czech Republic

Posted by bara 27/11/2014 at 12h30

Terminology of Czech entrepreneurs is enriched by new terms. Trend as the reconciliation of work and family life (work-life balance), creation of corporate values​, corporate culture and improvement of soft skills. Corporate Social Responsibility is also a popular term now.

sticker with inscription responsibility


Social responsibility first appeared in the early second half of the 20th century, and means a way of managing an organisation and building relations with partners which helps to improve the reputation and boost the credibility of all organisations. This is a cross-cutting issue that affects a wide range of aspects - social, environmental and economic. The European Commission now defines corporate social responsibility as: the responsibility of enterprises for the impact their activities have on society.

In the Czech Republic, these terms are in the beginning and we find it only in the statutes of large multinational companies. We can see the positive promotion of social responsibility from the Ministry of Industry and Trade. On 2 April 2014 the Czech Republic Government approved in Resolution No. 199 the strategic document "National Action Plan for Corporate Social Responsibility in the Czech Republic.” The aim of the strategy document, which was prepared under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Trade in collaboration with other stakeholders, is to contribute to the development of the concept of corporate social responsibility in the Czech Republic and its positive impact on society, economic development and competitiveness of the Czech Republic. Strengthening control functions is not the intention thereof. The aim of the various activities that are included in the strategy document and respect the principles of voluntariness, is, in particular to motivate commercial enterprises, non-profit organizations and government authorities for the implementation of corporate social responsibility.

The full text of National Action Plan for Social Responsibility in the Czech Republic can be found on the website of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

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