What is CSR ?
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), also known as Corporate Social Responsibility, is defined by the European Commission as the voluntary integration by companies of social and environmental concerns into their business activities and their relations with stakeholders.
In other words, CSR is the contribution of companies to the challenges of sustainable development.
A company that practices CSR will therefore seek to have a positive impact on society while being economically viable.
The ISO 26000 international standard defines the scope of CSR around seven central themes:
- governance of the organisation
- human rights
- Labour relations and working conditions
- the environment
- Fair practice
- consumer issues
- communities and local development.
All companies can implement a CSR approach, regardless of their size, status or sector of activity.
France has gradually developed a legislative and regulatory framework to take into account corporate social responsibility.
Since the entry into force of the PACTE law of 22 May 2019, new provisions have come into force to strengthen CSR:
- Article 1833 of the French Civil Code has been amended so that the corporate purpose of all companies includes consideration of social and environmental issues
- Article 1835 of the French Civil Code has been amended to allow companies that so wish to include a purpose in their articles of association
- the status of a company with a mission has been created.
APPLIUM's commitment to CSR
APPLIUM has been committed to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for many years. The company has based its success on respect for its employees. Indeed, we are convinced that a company can only succeed and progress if its employees are fulfilled in their personal lives and find a good balance between their personal and professional lives.
As far as the environment is concerned, we are becoming more aware each year of the urgent need to implement practices that are more respectful of the planet. This awareness is widely shared by the company's management and its employees, who support the steps taken and are often a force for change.
The various actions carried out by APPLIUM are described in a report that is updated every year.