High Level Meetings
Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR EMS Forum),
chaired by the Commission, brings together European representative
organisations of employers, business networks trade unions and NGOs, to
promote innovation, convergence, and transparency in existing CSR practices
and tools. The Forum's mandate was approved at the launch on
CSR EMS Forum thematic
round tables exchanged good practices and assessed the appropriateness of
establishing common guiding principles for CSR practices and instruments.
High level meetings
took place in 2003 and 2004 to take stock of progress, and findings and
conclusions were presented to the Commission on 29th June 2004.
The CSR EMS Forum is
the centrepiece of the Commission strategy for promoting CSR and sustainable
development, as set out in the CSR Communication of July 2002.