ABOUT TELENOR NEWS NEWS AND PRESS RELEASES TELENOR'S ROUNDTABLE ON CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY RESULTED IN RANGE OF CONCLUSIONS
Telenor's roundtable on corporate social responsibility resulted in range of conclusions
- One of the conclusions from the roundtable on corporate social responsibility organised by Telenor is that climate change represents a business opportunity for the economy and a chance for the business sector to fully revise and adapt its business model.
The state should establish a climate for CSR and assume the leading position, while companies, with a good program and required resources, should initiate campaigns and act proactively towards state institutions. Cooperation between the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning and the corporate sector leads to a cleaner living environment.
Implementation of recycling programs, a higher rate of video conferences and a lower one of plane flights, working in a green office, employee engagement in environmental protection activities are some of best practice examples in the Climate Change Program, presented by Telenor. In this manner, other companies are encouraged in regard to how to act and introduce environmentally-friendly products and services.
Through more direct communication with consumers and service users, companies will change the current perspective and bring the issue closer to citizens. Constant appeal to citizens may leader to higher individual accountability.
Tax framework should define awards and incentives for those which act responsibly, and penalties and additional burden for those neglecting or polluting the environment.
Since large internationals have more knowledge and easier access to information, it is proposed to produce a guide for small- and medium-size enterprises, as an efficient toll in fighting climate change.
Stronger influence of companies on the supply chain by insisting on their standards leads to stimulation and cooperation with those which act in a more responsible and environmentally-aware manner.
All parties interested in promoting values have been invited to cooperate with the University of Belgrade.