Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an increasingly important issue in modern business development. With Ceradis’ international ambitions, cooperation with the Dutch government and rapidly growing outreach to international markets, suppliers and customers it was necessary to analyse and document Ceradis CSR position. This has resulted in a policy document for intyernal use. This is the summary of that document more suited to external use.
In the following ‘Ceradis’ is understood to include both Ceradis BV in the Netherlands and Ceradis Ltda in Colombia.
Ceradis supports and believes in CSR and sees it as a process of creating values in which Ceradis continually seeks the optimum between people, planet en profit. Ceradis wants to maintain a high standard of quality in all aspects of its work. It will actively seek to improve where it is lacking in this respect. The nature and purpose of Ceradis products themselves are in line with many CSR values such as environmental and user safety.
Through the analysis of CSR in terms of Ceradis’ stakeholders, workplaces, the environment, the company’s strong and weak points, (business) opportunities and finally short and long term goals and actions have been identified.
Some identified strong points in the ‘People, Planet, Profit’ domains are:
The identified weak points mainly concern the fact that CSR has so far not been used as a company asset in any active way. This omission is to be rectified now and in the future of which the elaborated CSR Policy and this summary may serve as proof.
Ceradis CSR policy features the following main short and middle term goals:
Identified general actions that correspond to these goals are:
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