Patrick Beekveldt: University of Amsterdam
"It was a joy for me to have you lucky 11 for lunch and to show them some hidden pearls in the inner city of Amsterdam.
And it was interesting to see that they are really functioning as a group. A group of strong and loving individuals. I will stay in touch and will follow them all in the rest of this year."
"It was a joy for me to have you lucky 11 for lunch and to show them some hidden pearls in the inner city of Amsterdam. And it was interesting to see that they are really functioning as a group. A group of strong and loving individuals. I will stay in touch and will follow them all in the rest of this year."
Defined by the European Commission, and mentioned several times by FORBES, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) WLE provides a way for companies to benefit themselves while also benefiting society, regardless of their size or sector.
CSR plays a very important role in providing benefits to companies in risk management, cost savings, access to capital, customer relationships and HR management. It improves sustainability and innovation, and offers a set of values which contributes to a more sustainable economy and a cohesive society.
By adopting a smart mix of voluntary policy measures and complementary regulation, companies become socially responsible by following the law, integrating social, environmental, ethical, consumer and Human Rights concerns into their business strategy and operations. Thus, advantages such as better brand recognition and reputation, increased sales, customer sales loyalty, operational cost savings, better financial performance and organisational growth are more likely to be achieved. Throughout the process, all companies should find it easier to attract positive media attention, get greater access to finance , reduce the regulatory burden and identify new business opportunities.
In addition, Environmental CSR aims to reduce any damaging effects on the environment from business processes. Energy and water use, waste management, recycling, emissions and adopting eco-friendly offices and business travel policies, can be activities with significant impact, both environmental and financial, as they reduce business risk, improve reputation and provide opportunities. Energy efficiency can generate savings and make a difference to your business.