Often the terms Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are considered synonymous, but actually there is a substantial difference among them:
For development to be considered sustainable, it must cover three areas:
The two notions are closely related and the difference between them can be summarized as follows: sustainability is the highest goal to aim for, a calibrated balance between the economic, social and environmental dimensions, while Corporate Social Responsibility are actions and means by which companies can achieve the goal.
Companies that carry out CSR projects voluntarily integrate them into their strategies, business operations and relationships with interested parties.
By doing so, they demonstrate a high degree of sensitivity regarding the repercussions of their operations on society and the environment: in fact, they go beyond legal obligations and aim to minimize their impact.
As a result of the determination and wishes of the Assosvezia Council, with the support of Swedish Institutions in Italy, the Assosvezia Sustainability Award was set up in 2018. The idea came from the belief that sustainability and CSR activities are of primary importance for the development and growth of modern companies, so that they are not only focused on the environment in which they operate, but also feel the responsibility to preserve it and, where possible, make it better.
That is why it is important to give recognition to those who work, day after day, so that these positive objectives can be put into practice.
We want to reward those who choose to invest in sustainability, which is not a matter of money, but rather of commitment.
Projects entered for the award in the previous year which did not win may enter again if:
The winner will be chosen by a jury including
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