The corporate strategy combines the company’s mission with its practical implementation in terms of business activities, positioning and business models. A strategy should provide clear objectives, a well-defined action plan and a coherent structure within which to operate. In this context, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) becomes a framework for the integration of various business management systems.
Pathways for companies towards transformation, innovation & System Change
PURPOSE-CENTERED CORPORATE STRATEGY
SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING AND CO2 STRATEGY
The stakes for our planet have never been higher than they are today. The world is warming, sea levels are rising, and the social and environmental impacts of climate change are occurring faster than originally predicted. We need a rigorous plan to reduce our carbon footprint and find ways to absorb what we have put into the atmosphere. By taking joint responsibility for climate protection measures, we will benefit from a number of positive implications for the economy, health and life on the planet in general. Today’s solutions are technological, ecological and social: they take us back to a vision where collaboration with nature and sociality are at the centre. Sustainability reporting helps companies to monitor that investments made in sustainable development are profitable and contribute to achieving their goals, both at the micro and macro level. Finally, the Sustainability Report is also an important tool for communication and involvement of internal and external stakeholders.
GOOD PRODUCTS AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY
The 250-year-old economic model of “take-make-waste” is obsolete. It is time to take responsibility, to move forward courageously and to shift away from linear models towards circular models. Circular Economy is a sustainable and promising economic model: it conserves resources through intelligent design, product optimization and complete recyclability and reusability of materials. It innovates business models and gives the possibility to create forms of cooperation with all actors in the value creation chain.
NEW LEARNING, NEW WORK, NEW CULTURE, NEW ORGANIZATION
Cultural and organizational development is a continuous learning process that involves all people and processes in a company. The work on organizational culture assumes that improving the individual awareness of each employee can reduce the negative consequences of unsatisfactory relationships and unbalanced and unmanaged interpersonal conflicts. Ultimately, cultural and organizational development promotes a more motivating working environment, a collaborative learning hub and constructive relationships that make it easier to achieve common goals.
Our actions and therefore also the results of our work are significantly influenced by our thinking and feeling. To achieve a targeted and sustainable change in behavior with new, more successful results, it is therefore essential to question and adapt our own inner patterns. Much of what guides us today in our professional work has been created in our childhood or has been shaped by people we meet throughout our lives, without their explicit mandate. Developing awareness of this creates space for a new freedom of self-formation and self-efficacy.
Sustainability pays off!
Sustainability practices in the supply chain can cut its management costs by 9-16%.
90% of companies that introduce sustainability practices in their supply chains have lower capital costs than companies that do not.
88% of millennials choose the company to work for based on the values expressed in its CSR.
Companies that invest heavily in sustainability exhibit a 55% higher employee motivation, 43% more efficient processes and a 43% better public image.