The CSR Risk Check was developed by and is owned by MVO Nederland. The tool is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and technical assistance is provided by Shopworks. The German version of the CSR Risk Check is funded by the NAP Helpdesk on Business and Human Rights located at the Agency for Business & Economic Development.
About MVO Nederland & International CSR
MVO Nederland is a network of entrepreneurs who innovate and implement together in order bring about the new economy. The new economy is climate-neutral, circular, inclusive and contains fair supply chains. With MVO Nederland, entrepreneurs acquire a stake in the new economy and thus make their business futureproof. The New Business Agenda shows them the fastest route to the new economy. MVO Nederland supports this agenda by making innovation possible through unexpected partnerships and by creating the right conditions by representing the interests of governments and financiers. Both in the Netherlands and in Europe. On our website you will find a summary of all the benefits of becoming a partner and more information about our activities on various CSR topics, such as International CSR. Take your stake in the new economy and make your company futureproof by becoming a partner of MVO Nederland.
The CSR Risk Check
The Dutch government expects international operating companies to implement corporate social responsibility (CSR). The basic principles in this context are the OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises. These involves assessing the 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 to identify sources of risks, formulate advice and verify information. Over the years, we have collaborated with (amongst others): CNV International, Netherlands Enterprise Agency, ICCO Cooperation, SOMO and the Water Footprint Network (WFN). For the German version of the tool, we collaborate with UPJ e.V.
If you have any questions about the CSR Risk Check or about International CSR, please fill in this contact form.