Danubius International Conferences, 4th International Conference The Danube - Axis of European Identity

Social Responsibility as a Means for the Sustainable Development in the Lower Danube River Basin

Tzvetelin Gueorguiev, Marieta Krasteva
Last modified: 2014-06-04


Objectives Sustainable development of the world and the EU in particular is a priority outlined in a number of strategic documents. Prior Work Social responsibility is an important topic covered by standards such as SA 8000:2001 and ISO 26000:2010. Approach This paper presents a case study of the practical implementation of corporate social responsibility activities in a Bulgarian company. Results Several key initiatives have been undertaken to prove the company’s commitment to all interested parties including local communities as well, Implications Social responsibility is where the interests and benefits for all stakeholders meet, namely employers, employees, contractors, academics, authorities and society as a whole. Value This paper presents a critical and original point of view on the advantages of using standards for social responsibility as a means for sustainable development.