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“ENTERPRISE 2020: ROLE OF BUSINESS IN THE SOCIETY” – BUBLIC DISCUSSION HAS BEGUN

Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility Development begins the process of public discussion of the strategic business role in raising of Ukraine’s competitiveness within the Strategic Initiative “Enterprise 2020: Role of Business in the Society”. General partner of the Initiative – Metinvest.

Initiative 2020 aims to generalize the strategic planning experience of successful companies in Ukraine and develop the national business and society cooperation model, where companies will take into account social and environmental issues in their business strategies. Such model will help to balance the development of Ukrainian business according to need and expectations of the society. Initiative focuses on business-solutions in 7 spheres: demography, environment, health of nation, education, innovations, labor market, infrastructure and regional development.

До ініціативи вже долучилися: Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Ukraine, Institute for Demography and Social Researches,  State Agency for Investments and National Projects of Ukraine, Global Compact Network Ukraine, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Business Association, Ukrainian National Committee of International Chamber of Commerce, USAID, Odessa National Economic University, Metinvest and other organizations.

Igor Kirilyuk, Corporate Communications Director, METINVEST HOLDING, LLC, stated: Today, Metinvest implements the approach that will lead to  positive changes in social sphere and will significantly improve the quality of life  of our employees and residents. Our goal is to bring towns into one line with European towns by the level of comfort. At the same time, we are open and ready to share the practical experience  to make  balanced strategic decisions for the good of the country”.  

Within the Initiative, it is planned to conduct the expert and business inquiry, strategic sessions for companies on “Vision 2020”, regional discussions, develop the criteria for enterprise 2020, create working groups in 7 spheres, organize video conferences with enterprises in Poland, Spain, Hungary and present the results at the International conference “Enterprise 2020”.

Today, the inquiry of more than 20 experts is already completed, documents for discussion are developed, where the current state of 7 spheres is formed, also main social and economic risks are determined and business decisions to overcome these risks are proposed. So, Centre for CSR Development invites for public discussion of the role of business in raising of Ukraine’s competitiveness. You can find more about the document at the following sites: www.csr-ukraine.org, www.csr-review.net, www. delo.ua (Social Initiatives section).

You can send your remarks and propositions to dk@csr-ukraine.org, contact personDmytro Kaba.

Maryna Saprykina, Head of the Board, Centre for CSR Development, mentioned:Public discussion is the most important stage of the project, because the future of Ukraine in 2020 and role of business in its development depends on commitment and engagement of different stakeholders. I am sure that we will get qualitative and practical document, on the basis of which we will be able to correct or develop our business strategy”.

For the detailed information contact Dmytro Kaba, (044) 280-11-47, dk@csr-ukraine.org

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About Metinvest: vertically integrated steel and mining group of companies that manages the actives in each link of the production chain – iron ore and coal mining and coke production to semi-finished and finished steel production, including the manufacturing of plate and coil, pipe rolling and other value-added products.  The Group consists of mining and metallurgical enterprises that are located in Ukraine, Europe and the USA and has a sales network of the circumference of all key global markets. Major Metinvest Group’s shareholders are SCM Group (71.25%), Smart Holding (23.75%) participating in management of Metinvest on a partnership basis. METINVEST HOLDING, LLC is the managing company of Metinvest Group.

About the Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility Development: Leading CSR expert organization in Ukraine, member of the Board in the UN Global Compact (2010-2011), GRI Organizational stakeholder, national partner of CSR Europe (Brussels) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (Geneva). Organization unites 23 companies in Ukraine. Centre provides consultations on development of CSR strategy, programs and communications, organization of projects’ monitoring and evaluation, preparation and verification of non-financial reporting. More at www.csr-ukraine.org

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