Social responsibility

With subject matter expertise from ‘CSR Europe’, A.I.S.E. has developed a guidance document on social responsibility, to support all companies in the industry sector, especially SMEs, to find all information they need, in order to implement requested social responsibility areas within their management system.

CSR Guidance for the industry

The guidance first presents key implementation factors of sustainable company management. The four areas of sustainability’s social dimension, namely Human Rights, Labor Practices, Fair Operating Practices, Community Involvement and Development are mapped out according to the key implementation factors, in order to make it easier for companies to identify what to prioritise and how to assign internal resources. The expectations formulated in the four areas are based on EU legislation, international standards and guidelines.

A self-evaluation tool for companies has been made available as part of this guidance, helping companies to assess their risks related to social sustainability areas.

A.I.S.E.’s activities are recognised as best industry practice in the White Paper 'Collaboration for Impact: Maturity and integration of sustainability in European sector associations' which was launched during the 2018 Brussels Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit, where stakeholders from industry, civil society and authorities discussed developments and potential areas for joint collaboration regarding sustainability and the UN SDGs.