Within the scope of the role of the E.S.C. to express an Opinion on issues of socioeconomic policies, the E.S.C.of Greece has set forth in September 2003 its No 95 Opinion regarding "Corporate Social Responsibility".
The Opinion embraces units such as the timeliness of CSR, its definition, European Union's and European E.S.C.'s approach to the subject, initiatives that support the development of CSR on national level as well as in business sectors.
The publication of the Opinion of Initiative on CSR is a deciding step for the broader recognition of the contribution of CSR to sustainable development. It is also remarkable, that it contains a special mention of our Network and its role in promoting CSR on national level.
The E.S.C. constitutes a main institution for the development of social dialogue between employers, employees and the government.