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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSABILITY

RSE.COOP
FOARSE - Alava Forum for Corporate Social Responsability
Foro RSC Gipuzkoa - Gipuzkoa Forum for Corporate Social Responsability
Forum for Competitiveness

 


RSE.COOP

 

                  

The Catalonia Cooperatives Confederation, together with the Institute for Cooperative Promotion and Training (IPFC) of the Catalan Regional Government, Barcelona City Council, the Catalan Institute for Women (ICD) of the Catalan Regional Government, the Spanish Social Economy Business Confederation (CEPES), and the six Cooperative Federations of Catalonia have launched a programme designed to integrate Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices into the cooperative world. Entitled RSE.COOP, it aims to promote the sustainable development of this corporate formula, CSR, and improve market competitiveness.

The programme involved the introduction of a Corporate Social Responsibility tool, ADVALUA, in a pilot group comprising forty cooperative economy enterprises. RSE.COOP is part-financed by the European Social Fund within the framework of the EU’s EQUAL II 2004-2007 initiative.

The RSE.COOP programme targets Social Economy enterprises. Its main aim is to introduce, by means of a guide or working tool, a series of mechanisms and behaviours that will make the enterprise socially responsible. ADVALUA tool designed specially but not exclusively for the Social Economy, has a dual function: firstly, to diagnose and measure the degree of CSR of an enterprise by means of a specific evaluation procedure; and secondly, to be a guide for introducing improvements in the ambits specified by CSR: the economic, the social and the environmental ambit. The introduction process and drawing up of the first Sustainability Report can be expected to take 15 months.  .

www.cepes.es/listado.cfm?padre=389&idSeccion=390&idsec=sec_11

 


FOARSE - Alava Forum for Corporate Social Responsability

FOARSE (Alava Forum for Corporate Social Responsibility) is made up of a series of legal entities as a working group with joint public-private collaboration for the promotion of CSR in Alava.

FOARSE operates with the conviction that the main function of an enterprise is to create wealth by complying with the regulations and ethics in force, and through this goal, to create jobs and well-being for society as a whole; in this respect, CSR is used as a tool to help create added value that will have an impact on the continual improvement and efficiency of a business project in the medium and long term.

This Forum has been set up for an indefinite period and Alava is the territorial sphere in which it will be mainly conducting its activities.

The Konfekoop representative is Patxi Ormazabal

www.foarse.com

 


Foro RSC Gipuzkoa - Gipuzkoa Forum for Corporate Social Responsability



www.foarse.com

 


FORUM FOR COMPETITIVENESS

 

This Forum for Competitiveness 2015 of the Basque Autonomous Community was opened in 2004 with the idea of serving as a channel of participation to come up with a new competitiveness strategy. The participation in the form of “working breakfasts” and “workshops” was finally crystallised in the document “Corporate Competitiveness and Social Innovation: Bases for Strategy and Lines of Action”, which shortly afterwards became the Scheme for Corporate Competitiveness and Social Innovation 2006-2009.

This same period also witnessed another participation process with the development of a White Paper on the strategy for science and technology, and intense work by groups. Once this process had been brought into line with the competitiveness strategy, it was turned into the new Scheme for Science, Technology and Innovation 2015. The website gathers together a broad testimony of the whole background of the two schemes, because not in vain do they constitute the two pillars on which rests our project to turn the Vision of the Basque Autonomous Community 2015 into reality.

But as the very goal of the Forum indicates, it has been set up with the intention of continuing, not just to launch the strategy. Before us we have the goal of a second great economic transformation towards the knowledge society which within a decade has to turn us into a model of Innovation in Europe. To steer this transformation, reflection has to be kept alive, debate has to be fed and the whole thing has to be turned into an ongoing process that will generate fresh shared knowledge to facilitate the transition and reformulation of the Schemes.

What this website should aspire to be, in the end, is an example of social innovation based on networks for participation. So this website is not a knowledge portal on competitiveness, but has a social character linked to the modern idea of governance, and only sets out to include social processes, which, through participation, will contribute towards determining public policies.

We have to succeed in drawing up a permanent agenda in which we will be progressively tackling the main critical elements of our competitive development. The method will always be opinion, presence, discussion, etc., because what is crucial is the participation and consolidation of a public policy network. In addition, the so-called social software will provide us with valuable help to place all these processes on record and keep them alive beyond the time of active presence.

The Konfekoop representatives are Patxi Ormazabal and Lorea Soldevilla

www.euskadi2015.net

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