Sustainability - Estonia
Corporate social responsibility
Responsible business means the integration of the economic, environmental, and social dimension in the management and activity of a company, taking into account the different stakeholders and creating added value for all the involved parties. Further information on corporate social responsibility can be obtained from the Responsible Business Forum website.
Information on different ISO standards and certification of standards can be found on the following websites:
The law requires businesses to comply with minimum social and environmental rules.
Certification of standards
For certification , a company must implement an efficiently functioning quality, environmental or other management system, which complies with the requirements of the standard. The basis for preparing a certification offer is the information provided by the company, prepared on the corresponding offer application. Accredited certification involves two stages: primary certification and thereafter audits to preserve the validity of the certificate. In both stages, the Risk Based Certification method is used.
As the basis for the state’s sustainable development strategy, Estonia has adopted the document Sustainable Estonia 21. This strategy merges the requirements of global competition with the principles of sustainable development, while retaining traditional Estonian values. The general aim of sustainable development in Estonia in the long term is to create a stable knowledge-based society.
The document specifies the following long-term development goals:
- the viability of Estonian cultural space;
- the enhancement of people's well-being;
- ecological balance;
- a socially cohesive society.
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