CSR RISK CHECK TOOL

HELPING COMPANIES TO MANAGE CSR RISKS WORLDWIDE

On a daily basis, people are confronted with the risks of doing business at an international level. Examples include corruption, employee well-being, corporate ethics and environmental impact. No wonder customers are starting to ask questions about the origin of products and services. In addition, the Dutch government expects companies to do their part in implementing corporate social responsibility (CSR). But as an entrepreneur it is not always obvious where to start. The MVO Nederland CSR Risk Check helps. It offers entrepreneurs a free and easy-to-use tool to find out about their CSR risks – and how to manage them.


Towards Sustainable Development Goal #12

The CSR Risk Check is aimed at companies that are exporting to or importing from foreign countries, or that have production facilities abroad. This risk assessment tool gives companies an overview of the issues they may encounter, both within the company and with other entities in the supply chain. After taking the short test, the possible risks for each country and/or product are generated in the form of a risk assessment. In that way it helps companies and thus the government to work towards Sustainable Development Goal 12: ‘Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns’.


One of a kind worldwide

The CSR Risk Check is unique in its field. Due to the extensive and up-to-date knowledge database behind it, both Dutch and worldwide companies know where to find the tool, which is available in English, Dutch and German. The tool is constantly updated with risks and advice, thanks to a dedicated CSR Risk Check team. By referring to public external resources, users can always check a credible source for more information. We also ensure that the information remains as up to date as possible.

CSR RISK MANAGEMENT ROADMAP

MVO Nederland has developed a roadmap for CSR risk management. In eight steps we guide international entrepreneurs on how to do business with respect for people and planet:

  • Check CSR policies and grievance mechanisms
  • Map your supply chain
  • Identify risks and perform a risk assessment
  • Prioritise risks
  • Take action and collaborate with supply chain partners to address risks
  • Integrate the approach in business processes
  • Monitor progress and evaluate
  • Communicate about policies, activities and progress

Want to know more? Check the roadmap in detail on our website

CSR RISK CHECK PARTNERS

The CSR Risk Check has been developed and is owned by MVO Nederland. It is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. MVO Nederland teams up with knowledge partners to identify sources of risk, 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).

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