About MVO Nederland & International CSR
MVO Nederland is the Netherlands' national knowledge hub and networking organisation for corporate social responsibility (CSR). Going by our motto of ‘changing together,’ we inspire, connect and strengthen affiliated companies and industry organisations in their process of evolving towards sustainable operations. As a partner of MVO Nederland, the numerous events and networking sessions we organise, while our range of practical tools will help you put CSR into practice. Visit our website for a full list of the benefits of partnering with MVO Nederland (in Dutch), as well as further information about our activities in various areas of CSR, such as International CSR (ICSR). More specific information is available on the Dutch version of the website.
The CSR Risk Check
The Dutch government expects internationally operating companies to implement corporate social responsibility (CSR). The basic principles in this context are the OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises. A letter to the Dutch parliament, dated 29 March 2012, further specifies the Dutch government's views on compliance with the OECD guidelines, such as through the performance of a risk assessment (due diligence). This involves you assessing which CSR risks you are likely to encounter in your business activities, such as during procurement/imports, in your production abroad, or when exporting your products. Risks may occur in relation to working conditions, the environment and corruption, for instance. Besides seeking risk transparency, you are expected to take measures to mitigate the risks you have identified. The CSR Risk Check is a useful CSR risk assessment tool, giving you an overview of the issues you may encounter in your organisation or company, including earlier on in the production chain. The risk check is easy to use and will instantly give you a list of possible issues for each country and/or product in the form of a risk assessment.
MVO Nederland teams up with knowledge partners in finding sources on risks, formulating advice and verifying information. Over the years, we have (amongst others) collaborated with: CNV International, Netherlands Enterprise Agency, ICCO Cooperation,SOMO, and the Water Footprint Network (WFN).
If you have any questions about the CSR Risk Check or about International CSR, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.