Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Companies can contribute with their share of social commitment. The term Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been established for this purpose. As a neutral body, ift Rosenheim, supports you in implementing CSR in your own company and helps you to enhance your credibility with the help of an external audit.
The introduction of CSR management has significant benefits such as, for example, cost reduction, increase in efficiency, easier customer acquisition and customer loyalty respectively, and even the enhancement of your image and reputation resulting from these. Additionally, in the long run, social aspects are promoted, and thus the productivity and motivation as well as the identification of the employees with their company can be improved.
Preparation of sustainability reports according to GRI and ISO 2600
To implement the aspect of CSR with the help of sustainability reports as the main instrument, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) www.globalreporting.org was founded as early as 1997 as a non-profit organisation. In the meantime, GRI has become a state-of-the-art tool for reporting on sustainability. Almost 5,000 companies worldwide are reporting about economic, ecological and social aspects in their companies based on the specifications of GRI, which describes for global use what an appropriate report is meant to look like on the basis of a catalogue of criteria.
A sustainability report describes the ecological, economical and social aspects of a company. It serves to make the services and performance of the company transparent to all relevant stakeholders such as employees, financiers, customers and suppliers.
The sustainability reports provide the following benefits
Enhancing the creditworthiness
Easier customer acquisition
Greater acceptance in society
Easier access to information for employees in future
Potential for optimisation