This handbook is about social responsibility (SR) of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). What can you do as an entrepreneur to do business in a sustainable way? Is it feasible or only possible for large corporations?

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The basis for this SME handbook was created in 2012 in The Netherlands with the multi stakeholder participation of : The Ministry of Economic Affairs, Royal Association SME Netherlands (MKB-Nederland), CSR Netherlands (MVO Nederland), FNV Labour Union and ISO National Standards Body NEN.


"It is important that SMEs get practical tools, like this step-by-step plan"
Chairman ISO 26000 PPO-SAG, Jorge Cajazeira
"ISO 26000 gives substance to the ISO and NEN philosophy of ‘Standards making the world a better place'"
General Director, NEN (ISO Netherlands), Piet-Hein Daverveldt
"Sustainability is no longer a side issue, but pure strategy"
Business woman 2012 and Director, Zuidweg Partners, Jacqueline Zuidweg


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