About the Association
of Social Responsibility

Association of Social Responsibility (A-CSR) is the largest initiative of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Czechia.

Within its unique vision, and with more than 300 members, it is the largest CSR platform in Czechia. The Association brings together involved parties and links organizations from the corporate, non-profit, educational, and public sectors to increase their CSR and sustainable business potential and abilities.

Through an active dialogue with the state, A-CSR has a significant impact on CSR policy and agenda of sustainable development in Czechia.

Since 2017, the Association has been organizing the prestigious SDGs Awards that are a unique way of recognition of fulfilling the UN SDGs in Czechia. Since 2016, A-CSR has been the national ambassador of a major global event Giving Tuesday and as such, the Association has contributed to the culture of donation in Czechia.

In cooperation with its members, the Association brings to Czechia other global initiatives such as Plogging Czechia, an ecofriendly activity combining jogging with picking up litter.

As the national partner of the United Nations Global Compact, A-CSR helps to bring to Czechia the global and unique know-how of this world’s largest sustainable business platform within the United Nations. In cooperation with all member organizations and partners, the Association brings and transforms this global know-how and global strategies into local projects.

Our Projects

 

 

CSR Breakfast

Thematic breakfast,
regularly organized
for all members
of the Association.

 

 

Giving Tuesday
in the Czech Republic

The global day
of giving and volunteering.

 

 

Plogging Czechia

 

 

Catalog of
responsible gifts
of our members

 

 

Membership

Become a significant part of
a socially responsible project and help
to transform your business strategy
Why to become a member
1.
Make a mark with a brand
that will highlight your socially
responsible activities
2.
Gain valuable contacts, prestige,
know-how and inspiration
2.
3.
Let your activities be promoted
regularly on the most popular CSR
portal
and via other recognized media
4.
Actively participate in shaping
the platform’s future direction
4.
5.
Take advantage of our partner events
and get discounts
on our events
6.
Influence sustainable development
throughout the Czech Republic
6.
7.
Gain access to new trends,
global strategies, and CSR professionals
8.
Keep up-to-date thanks to our
regular reporting from the world
of social responsibility and sustainability
8.
9.
Connect with other outstanding
organisations
in the field of
Corporate Social Responsibility
and Sustainable Entrepreneurship
If you are interested in becoming a member, please

contact us

We will be happy to provide you with more information about membership, the overall program, and the price of the whole package.

If you want to join our CSR Association of Social Responsibility platform, you must be part of a company which actively takes care of its employees, and supports the community in which it operates. That means cultivating employees who are not indifferent to the impact of their company’s activities on the environment. And a company which supports the local community, is fully transparent in its activities, and adheres to ethical and social responsibility principals in its conduct.

Corporate conduct is governed by the Code of Conduct of A-CSR. Acceptance of, and adherence to, this code is a condition of membership. The platform is also open to public sector bodies, schools and universities, non-governmental and non-profit organizations, social enterprises, and other institutions that actively promote the development and vision of A-CSR.
Each member is expected to adhere to the Statutes of the Platform of the Association of Social Responsibility.

Services

CSR consultations

Do you want to carry out business responsibly, but are unsure how to go about it? Together we will examine available opportunities for your company and evaluate benefits and costs. We will also discuss the benefits of specific CSR actions and projects. At the same time, we will identify challenges and issues in your neighbourhood and suggest how you can help to contribute to addressing them. CSR consultations are individual and designed for both newcomers to CSR and also those who are already CSR practitioners and professionals and want to continue to move forward in this direction.

Workshops

CSR strategies are most effective when understood by all employees. Our workshops explain the nature of CSR in simple terms and how we can incorporate it into corporate strategy and everyday activities. We also explain how to focus on the actual needs of a specific organization (such as a supply chain, regional CSR, or local community impacts). Additionally, we offer training on the 10 basic principles of the UN Global Compact. Utilising the Creating Shared Value (CSV) we can identify activities that bring common value (both for your company and for wider society). We can help make your business targeted and competitive and identify the direct impact of specific activities on the performance and competitiveness of your company.

Corporate volunteering

Allow your employees to spend a certain amount of working time (typically from one day to one week per year) on volunteering in your community. Additionally, support local non-profit organizations, offer interesting benefits to your employees, and contribute to a positive perception of your business. A-CSR will show you the possibilities in your community and help with the administrative side. Why support charitable activities on the other side of the country when your local community can benefit from your very specific and targeted assistance…

A different kind of teambuilding

Forget boring parties or sports days and try a different kind of teambuilding. Can your employees organize an interesting party in a children’s home or orphanage? Can they engage in a socially beneficial project to help the whole community? A-CSR mediates one-time charity events in your community or region that develop the skills of the participating employees and helps a specific organization in your immediate neighbourhood.

Consulting UN Global Compact

If you are thinking about joining the UN Global Compact, A-CSR staff can help you with the administrative aspects, with implementing the 10 basic principles of the UN GC in your company strategy, and can help you to train your employees. The benefits of the UN GC are recognized globally. Today, the initiative brings together over 12,000 companies from 145 countries around the world. We will also help you with annual reports (Communication on Progress), where it is essential to communicate progress within the UN GC, and in terms of general social responsibility measures. Share your project information with us and at the same time inspire us through your steps towards supporting the global spread of social responsibility activities within the largest social responsibility initiative in the world.

We offer a range of assistance and guidance. We seek to be approachable and receptive to your ideas, needs and concerns. In case of interest, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@a-csr.cz.

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