Corporate Social Responsibility
UEAPME is an active member of the Multistakeholder Forum on CSR. The CSR forum was established in October 2002 by the European Commission to promote innovation, transparency and convergence of CSR practices by increasing knowledge, organising the exchange of experience and good practice and exploring the appropriateness of establishing common guiding principles for CSR practices and instruments.
UEAPME has continuously highlighted the fact that SMEs have a privileged position as regards CSR and the important role of SMEs as socially responsible actors as well as its special needs and characteristics in this field.
Position papers and key documents
September 2014: UEAPME Position Paper on Corporate Social Responsibility
March 2008: European Alliance for CSR: Progress Review 2007
March 2007: CSR: Further Red Tape or Chance for SMEs?