Danish Action Plan for CSR “Responsible Growth” 2012-2015, March 2012

Europe Current 2012

Launched by the Danish Government, the Action Plan provides guidance on creating shared value for business and society through innovative partnerships between the private and public sectors and civil society. It lays out a plan to strengthen accountability though the implementation of international principles (notably the UN Guiding Principles on Buisness and Human Rights), transparency requirements and using the public sector to promote a framework for responsible growth. In addition to  reporting requirements in place since 2009, new requirements entail disclosure on whether a company has policies to ensure respect for human rights and to reduce its climate impact. This is the second Action Plan for CSR, following the first launched in 2008 by the former government.

Scope

General sustainability/ESG/non-financial

Industry sectors covered by the instrument

All/none specified

Organizations covered by the instrument

All organizations except those in the public sector

Issuer type

Business/Trade/Industry

Type of instrument

Action plan/Strategy

Mandatory or voluntary

Voluntary

The geographical scope

National/federal

Project Partners