Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Our expertise includes:
- Preparation of supplier clauses and codes of conduct
- CSR due diligence relating to joint ventures and other collaborations
- CSR due diligence relating to company acquisitions and investments
- Preparation and review of employee guidelines
- Corruption and bribery and handling thereof vis-à-vis the employees
- Preparation and implementation of CSR strategies and policies
- Whistleblowing policies.
How can we help?
We review existing work flows, guidelines and employee conditions in order to implement CSR principles into our clients' day-to-day operation. We also render sustainable advice within the areas of M&A, compliance and employment and labour law.
Our advice is tailored to meet the individual requirements and risk profiles of our clients’ business models and commercial targets.
To stay abreast of trends and spot new CSR opportunities for our clients, we participate in a number of networks and workgroups, including the CSR network of the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI).
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is enjoying increasing popularity and has become a top management focus area. While large companies are under an obligation to prepare CSR reports, many smaller businesses voluntarily commit to do so by, for example, signing the UN Global Compact.
Increased trade and involvement with new countries, subcontractors and collaborative partners employing less strict production standards bring new challenges with respect to an increasing focus on employee rights, corruption, environmental issues and risk management.
Please also see Bech-Bruun's 2012 CSR report: Corporate Social Resonsibility - from voluntary to regulated responsibility.