The European Commission has defined corporate social responsibility as “a concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations and in their interaction with their stakeholders on a voluntary basis”.
(European Commission, Green Paper, July 2001)
Corporate social responsibility is, for our clients too, a sign of a growing attention toward ethical, social and environment issues; this particular attention is an added value that needs daily, tangible and real actions and not merely abstract and generic statements. At MBS we believe that a management consultancy firm, acting on important decision for its clients, has responsibility of its impact both in respect to business results and stakeholders interests.
For example: if we are assisting a client in a restructuring project, it is clear that identifying and evaluating solutions for a “responsible downsizing” considering its effects on employees and local community is a key responsibility of the HR department of our client but also of our advisory role.
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