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The First National Plan on CSR 2014-2016

Covers of the National Plan on Corporate Social Responsibility

Ireland’s first National Plan on CSR “Good for Business, Good for the Community” was launched in April 2014 by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD.

The vision set out in the Plan is that:

Ireland will be recognised as a Centre of Excellence for responsible and sustainable business practice through the adoption and implementation of best practice in CSR in enterprises and organisations as widely as possible.

This Plan sets out the general framework within which CSR operates in Ireland and outlines the key principles and objectives which underpin the Government’s approach to CSR. It also seeks to communicate a common understanding of CSR by outlining the Pillars on which CSR is based in Ireland. 

The Four Pillars of CSR are: Workplace, Environment, Marketplace, and Community.

The National Plan explains how CSR can contribute positively to a company’s business and highlights practical supports which are available to organisations that want to embark on, or make improvements in, this area.

This CSR Plan represents a milestone in raising the profile of CSR in Ireland. A CSR Stakeholder Forum was established under the objectives of the Plan. A key objective of the Forum is to raise awareness of the benefits of CSR to business and to all stakeholders in society.

Download your PDF copy of National Plan on CSR “Good for Business, Good for the Community”