CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)

What is CSR?

Corporate social responsibility describes the acceptance of social responsibility by a company. The legal requirements on social, ecological and also economic issues are exceeded and the company shows particular commitment in the areas of fair business practices, resource-conserving production, contributions to environmental and climate protection and employee-friendly personnel policies. However, the object of the consideration is not how the company uses its profit, but mainly under which conditions the profit was generated

Your added value/benefit for your company:

  • Customer acquisition: CSR certification is increasingly a prerequisite for tenders

  • Improvement of the company‘s image

  • Cost savings through more economical use of resources and energy

  • Higher motivation of employees

  • Reduced environmental impact

  • Future security

  • Increasing the attractiveness for investors (Socially responsible investment)

  • Company is perceived as modern and future-oriented

  • Greater attractiveness as an employer, especially for high potentials

  • Promotes innovative strength

  • More satisfied and committed employees

  • Trustworthiness of the company is strengthened

  • Strengthens the economy especially in economically weaker regions


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The procedure

The BFMT Group offers certification according to the GRI G4 standard. The G4 Standard developed by the Global Reporting Initiative is a comprehensive framework for sustainability reporting. It complies with the EU obligation to publish non-financial and diversity information.

The G4 standard covers the areas of strategy and analysis, organizational profile, stakeholder involvement, corporate governance, integrity and ethical guidelines. CSR-relevant indicators in the areas of economy, ecology and social affairs are also required. In concrete terms, these can include the following CSR measures:

  • Inclusion

  • Environmentally friendly vehicles

  • Family-friendly personnel policy

  • Concrete environmental goals

  • Diversity Programs

  • Humanitarian commitment

  • Support for training activities

  • Corporate Volunteering


An overview of the documents required for a CSR audit, including a breakdown into the categories ecological, social and economic, can be found under the following link: go to checklists

On the basis of this information it is possible to prepare a complete CSR report. The GRI recommends that the interval for reporting be set at two years.

A possible project flow is shown in the following workflow.
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