CSR Hellas is a non-profit business association based in Athens, founded in June 2000 by a group of 3 business organizations and 13 companies, numbering more than 160 members today. It is the National Partner Organization (NPO) of CSR Europe, the leading European business organization for CSR, counting several members among the largest multinational companies as well as a network of more than 40 National Partner Organisations across Europe.Moreover, CSR Hellas hosts by 2008 the Coordinating Secretariat of the national Global Compact Hellenic Network of the United Nations (UN Global Compact Network Hellas) and is also representing in Greece the Global Network “CSR 360”.
Its main objective is to further promote the concept, principles and values of CSR and disseminate them in the Greek business community and the wider society aiming to achieve a balance between profitability and sustainable growth. CSR Hellas organizational structure consists of a seven-person Board of Directors, all of which are corporate representatives elected every three years among its members. Its annual overall revenues raised from memberships and sponsorships. CSR Hellas has also cooperated with CSR Europe for the implementation of the European CSR Awards Scheme in Greece in 2010, gaining very useful experience through its participation to a multi-European project with more than 15 partners.
In addition, CSR Hellas and CSR Europe cooperated closely during the preparation phase of the voting by the European Parliament of the Directive on non-financial reporting, during the Greek presidency of the EU on April 2014. CSR Hellas continues to cooperate with CSR Europe for the Enterprise 2020 Manifesto (a call by European businesses to governments for a better business environment and stronger cooperation), as well as in the European Pact 4 Youth initiative launched in November 2015 by CSR Europe with the support of both the EC and EP. From 2018 and onwards CSR Hellas has been elected for its participation in CSR Europe’s BoD which is launching in 2019 a CEOs Call for Action and Collaboration to Business, Politics and Civil Society for “A New Deal for Europe Towards a sustainable future in the world”.