Project Report

 

CSR In India

In June 2011, CBI organised a CSR workshop in Delhi with  the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI),  an association of business organisations in India. The aim of this workshop was to coach 20 Indian consultants on  the ins-and-outs of CSR consulting, so that they’d be able  to provide CSR consultancy services to Indian companies.

During the workshop, the participants were trained on how to implement CSR at companies – from identifying  the business case for a company, to performing a baseline  assessment and developing a CSR action plan.  

Following the workshop, nine Indian companies, which supply Dutch companies, were chosen to  participate in a CSR programme. Teams of two consultants are guiding these companies in their efforts to align their CSR activities with European standards, while CBI and two Indian experts  are giving feedback to the consultants throughout the  process. Everybody has benefited from this approach so  far – the Indian companies will receive a CSR plan, the  consultants are learning how to provide high quality CSR  consultancy services and the Dutch customers will be  able to source from suppliers with fewer CSR related risks.

 

CBI’s CSR capacity building project is still ongoing and  further results will be published in the 2012 annual Report.

 

In a project initiated with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, consultants were trained by CBI to guide Indian suppliers to implement CSR into their business plans. The intervention was a true eye opener for the suppliers and gave immediate benefits to European buyers.

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CBI Capacity Building Programme on CSR

 

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CBI embeds sustainability from bottom up in India