• 11.08.2007

BackgroundCorporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a concept which encourages organizations to consider the interests of society by taking responsibility for the impact of the organization|s activities on customers, employees, shareholders, communities, and the environment in all aspects of its operations. This commitment extends beyond the statutory obligation to comply with legislation and sees organizations voluntarily taking further steps to improve the quality of life for employees and their families as well as for the local community and society at large. According to a study on CSR in Moldova, CSR practices are common among multinational companies, and to a smaller degree, local companies. CSR practices and reporting in Moldova is at an early stage and limited to several sectors. With UNDP-Moldova support, a local Global Compact Network was established in Moldova in 2006 and included 16 companies (Moldcell, Union Fenosa, Milestii Mici, Endava, SunCommunications, Vitanta, Bioprotect, Tatrabis, Rompetrol, Acorex-Wine, Covoare-Ungheni, Orange, Arhiconi-Grup, Moldova-Agroindbank, Millenium Group, Global Phoning Company). For more information on CSR concept and practices, please refer to the following on-line resources: CSR Europe www.csreurope.orgPortalul Responsabilitate Sociala www.responsabilitatesociala.ro Asociatia pentru Relatii Comunitare www.arcromania.roConference Eurasia Foundation Moldova Representative Office and American Chamber of Commerce in Moldova are planning to organize a national conference on corporate social responsibility in Moldova. The goal of the conference is to discuss CSR as a concept and acknowledge existing CSR practices in Moldova. The conference is tentatively scheduled for early November. Representatives from Moldovan and international companies, central and local government, diplomatic and donor community will be invited to attend and make presentations. Various media outlets will be attending and reporting on this CSR conference. Conference invitations and the agenda will be sent to you officially in October.Companies active in Moldova are highly encouraged to participate. Please contact Jerad Scott Tietz, Director of Member Communications, American Chamber of Commerce in Moldova, if your organization is interested in sponsoring the CSR conference. Best regards,American Chamber of Commerce in Moldova, Eurasia Foundation and UNDP

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