Corporate social responsibility and the road sector

Many organisations, including those in the road sector, can benefit from implementing a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy and reporting on progress. However, initial research based on published material indicates that take-up is still relatively low in the road sector with some private companies implementing and formalising CSR policies and only a few public organisations following them on this path. The apparent late development of CSR amongst road sector public organisations can be attributed to the fact that most public agencies already implement sustainability principles when carrying out their mission. Through compulsory regulation or need to act as a role model, some public organisations have however started to monitor their own operations' impact on their environment and communities. Some are formalising how they contribute to sustainability. CSR policies are likely to play a greater role in the roads sector with the emergence of guidelines for public sector reporting and as private sector organisations respond to the requirements of public sector agencies, investors and other stakeholders.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena Europe 2008, Ljubljana, Slovenia, April 21 to 24

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  • Accession Number: 01385261
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 6:46PM