UK businesses not hot on CSR

Most
people in the UK believe business does not take corporate social responsibility
seriously, according to a report.

The
Mori Corporate Social Responsibility Update interviewed 1,000 people in each of
12 EU countries.

When
asked if industry and commerce pays enough attention to their social
responsibilities, 71 per cent of respondents in Great Britain said it does not.

This
was only beaten by Finland, where three-quarters of respondents believed the
same.

People
in the Netherlands have the most faith in the social conscience of their
business community. Just 44 per cent of respondents said industry and commerce
was not taking social responsibility seriously.

This
was followed closely by respondents in Denmark, Sweden and Germany. In all
three countries less than 50 per cent of respondents were critical of the
business community.

This
is less than the overall European average of 58 per cent.  www.mori.com

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