The Kosovo Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Network is the first business network established in Kosovo for CSR by its founding members. The Network was founded on April 21st, 2011 by distinguished Kosovar and international business leaders who were determined to increase the public’s awareness on CSR and also incorporate CSR best practices into their own companies. Although currently a relatively small organization, the Network seeks to grow and become a stimulating network to attract new businesses in promoting CSR across Kosovo.Kosovo CSR Network is a member of the European Business Network for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR Europe), which is another step of the Network to further integrate kosovar organizations in European structures. The founding members of the CSR Network believe that it is of crucial importance to have private businesses engaged in promoting best CSR practices. We have identified the need to inform the public and other private businesses that the CSR concept is not only limited to philanthropy and sponsorships.The CSR Network seeks to fully comply with the Ten Global Compact Principles which is a principle-based framework for businesses, stating ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption. Protection of internationally known human rights, elimination of child labor, promotion of environmentally friendly practices, and elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation, and promotion of anti-corruption values are only some of the areas that the Network seeks to address.
The Kosovo Corporate Social Responsibility Network is a not‐for‐profit, nongovernmental organization founded by its Members for the purpose of supporting the overall economic development by enforcing best CSR practices in the society and also by complying with the aforementioned Global Compact Principles.
The CSR Network is determined to embrace responsibility for the company’s actions and the encouragement of a positive impact through our activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders, and the wide public