Corporate social responsibility or CSR means taking responsibility for the impact of your business operation on man, the environment, and society. With CSR, you address or prevent poor working conditions, environmental pollution, and poverty.
Corporate social responsibility (also known as sustainable business practice or responsible business conduct) is not obligatory. It can, however, benefit your company. CSR is not regulated by legislation. There are, however, internationally recognized standards and guidelines for CSR. The OECD guidelines contain the main regulations for CSR in the Netherlands (Maatschappelijk Verantwoord Ondernemen, MVO, in Dutch) and abroad. The OEC guidelines are mainly voluntary. However, the rule on corruption is mandatory. Corruption is a criminal offense in the Netherlands. This also applies in cases where corruption has been committed abroad.
Group 2000 has a corporate social responsibility to contribute to a sustainable environment for today’s and future generations. Economic growth should be achieved by showing transparent and ethically responsible business conduct while minimizing the environmental impact of our business.