Corporate Social Responsibility: 3 words that are key to the future of society and of our Group
Doing the right thing right
The United Nations define Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as “the way a company balances its economic, environmental and social imperatives, while at the same time addressing the expectations of its stakeholders”.
For Chassis Brakes International, a sustainable approach is key to meet our internal goals and push beyond them, to benefit society as a whole. Everywhere in the world, the Group systematically abides by the law and, whenever possible, sets the bar even higher: we consider that we owe it to our stakeholders and to society.
Full speed ahead to meet the CSR challenge
On a day-to-day basis, we include Corporate Social Responsibility objectives on two equally important levels: our core business and society as a whole. Sustainability blends into our core business as a way to boost innovation – for instance, to make our products cleaner and reduce the impact of our activities on the environment.
Sustainability is also an integral part of our contribution to society – for example, with small, local, pragmatic actions, or on a larger scale by, for instance, committing to the UN Women Empowerment Principles. Whatever we do, our overall guideline is to “think global, act local”. This approach is supported by the momentum building up within the company, fuelled by the energy of our employees.
A global race toward sustainable business
So far, we have implemented over 100 projects per year going from one-shot initiatives to annual events and global policies. They encompass topics such as community support, education, gender equality advocacy and environment protection.
To better address this challenge on a global level, Chassis Brakes International joined in 2017 the UN Global Compact as a signatory. This initiative provides us with a framework of ten Principles to implement actions and strategies in the area of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Discover these actions and their measurements in our first annual COP report (Communication On Progress), published on May 2019.