Below you will find the most frequently asked questions about the CSR Risk Checker. Is your question still unanswered after reading the ones below? Send an email or fill out the contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 


Do I have to create a user account?

No, it is not necessary to create an account to use the CSR Risk Checker. There are, however, benefits to having an account:

  • Auto save your preferences;
  • Store your reports in a personal overview;
  • Receive notifications about updates for your country/product information.


Where do we get our information from?

We always use public external resources so we can refer you to the resource for more information. In addition, we ensure that the information remains as recent as possible.


Do we assess the relevance of the information?

CSR Netherlands does not assess the severity of an identified risk, or the chances of it occurring in relation to a specific business endeavour. As a company, you are responsible for: 1) the interpretation of the severity of risks in relation to the activities of your company and 2) the formulation and implementation of appropriate measures to reduce or mitigate these risks. 


What is a CSR risk?

A “CSR risk” does not refer to financial uncertainty. We define a CSR risk as a business practice, an operational risk, within a value chain that can harm people, planet or business. Though there is not one clear academic definition of a CSR risk, generally accepted themes include corruption, worker’s welfare, corporate ethics, and environment.


What if the CSR Risk Check does not show any results for my search?

CSR risk information is not (yet) available for all countries and products, so 'no information found' does not imply there are no risks. We are constantly working on making the tool as complete as possible. Do you have any suggestions for useful tools, or relevant sources for specific countries/products that should be included in the CSR Risk check? Send us an email! 


Why does the number of risks on the world map not correspond with the amount I receive in the PDF report for that country?

The map shows all the risks for that country, and for all products. In pdf report, you only see the general risks for that country. More specific risks are added to the report if you also enter a product or product family.


Why do I only receive general risks for my product family?

Try searching for a more specific product family. For example, if you enter 'textile', you get no results about 'cotton', because textiles are not only made of cotton. Then you should enter cotton as a specific product.