Corporate Social Responsibility throughout the Links of the Value Chain
Considering growing consumer demand for products produced by socially responsible companies and the competitive edge this can bring, being a good corporate citizen counts. This not only goes for the large corporations with recognized brand names, but also for the smaller links in their supply chains which help put together the final product. Led by Mexico’s Universidad Anáhuac, this FOMIN project set out to engage large companies to help SMEs in their respective supply chains to implement corporate social responsibility (CSR) measures, thereby increasing small business competitiveness and sustainability.
Facts and Stats
10 large companies and 100 SMEs participated in the project, across 11 states in Mexico.
50 consultants trained in CSR implementation for SMEs.
5,300 SME employees received basic CSR training.
The Mexican Secretary of the Economy certified IDEARSE as a proven model for accelerating SME competitiveness.