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Increased CSR expectations among customers of SMEs
June 30, 2011, 6:04 pm
Filed under: Sustainability News

Over 50% of Dutch SME companies state that their customers have increased expectations about their respective CSR strategies.

To 30% of the SMEs it are exactly these changing customer expectations that have brought them to set stronger CSR objectives for the coming years.

75% of the SMEs believes that independant CSR information is essential to live up CSR ambitions and 25% of the SMEs is actively searching for support, information, trainings and tools to define their CSR strategy.

These are conclusions of a recent study (‘MVO-ambities in het MKB’) of the market research agency EIM,  that has have interviewed 1663 SMEs. SMEs are defined as companies between 2 and 250 employees.

Source : http://www.mvonederland.nl/content/publicaties/rapportage-eim-onderzoek-naar-mvo-ambities-in-het-mkb  (in Dutch)

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