The CSR Cyprus Network presented the publication "Guide to Corporate Volunteering for the implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility actions" on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at the Press and Information Office.

The publication was presented by Dr. Alexandros Antonaras, President of the Cyprus Network for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR Cyprus). The attendees were welcomed by the Deputy Director of the Press and Information Office, Mrs. Elego Fragoulidou, and the Commissioner of Volunteering and Non-Governmental Organizations, Mr. Giannis Giannakis. The Commissioner stated that "the implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility actions is necessary in the current environment. In relation to the strategy of sustainable development, the Corporate Volunteering Guide is a very important basis for companies to design a modern CSR strategy framework, based on voluntary supply ".

The “Corporate Volunteering Guide for the implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility actions” was developed, seeking to be a useful handbook for all CSR Cyprus member companies, but also for any company wishing to plan a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) action, utilizing the Corporate Volunteering. The need to write the Guide emerged after a survey conducted among CSR Cyprus member companies, which showed strong interest in the subject. The reason is that many of the CSR actions implemented by Cypriot companies are based on the voluntary participation of their employees. 

The Guide, first, explains the concept of CSR and analyzes the concept of Corporate Volunteering, presenting the benefits of such actions, both for the company and the employees, and for the society in general. In addition, a detailed presentation of the process of planning a Corporate Volunteer action is made, while special emphasis is given to the importance of its evaluation. Finally, the Guide presents examples of Corporate Volunteering based on real actions, highlighting the value of this form of volunteering. 

The "Guide to Corporate Volunteering for the implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility actions" was published in collaboration with the Office of the Commissioner for Volunteering and NGOs, while its publication was undertaken by the Press and Information Office. 

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