The European Commission defines Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as “the responsibility of enterprises for their impact on society. To fully meet their social responsibility enterprises should have in place a process to integrate social, environmental, ethical human rights and consumer concerns into their business operations and core strategy in close collaboration with their stakeholders.”
At Specialisterne, we want to inspire companies to implement Corporate Social Responsibility. By including people with autism and similar challenges in your workforce, you become part of a global movement, rooted in inclusion.
More and more companies today are adopting CSR policies as a way to contribute to the world around them. This can be through charity work, working with local community-based projects, improving staff welfare or by doing pro bono work. But finding the right CSR policy can be tricky; the options are vast and many bear little relevance to the company and its’ employees.
But how about adopting a CSR policy that not only inspires employees but also improves talent acquisition, innovation and has a potential for truly global impact? How about adopting a CSR policy that strives to include rather than exclude people with autism in the workplace? By adopting a CSR policy based on inclusion, you can become true social leaders. By investing in something new and innovative, you can help change the way the world views people with autism and other challenges. Think about it: a CSR policy that help eliminate the stigma that often accompanies autism.
CSR is not just about doing things right, it’s about doing the right things.