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Lithuania

Sustainability

Updated 11/2010

Legal requirements

The following legal acts regulate sustainable development:

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility means policy and practice of businesses whereby, in keeping with laws, international agreements and agreed norms of behaviour, they voluntarily integrate social, environmental and transparent business principles into internal processes of their activities and external relations. Businesses together with social partners and partners from political sector are looking for innovative systemic solutions to social, environmental issues and wider problems of economic well-being.

The Ministry of Social Security and Labour is responsible for corporate social responsibility. CSR means the voluntary involvement of businesses in the search for solutions to social and environmental issues, while following the principles of caring for human beings, society and nature.

Corporate social initiatives means voluntary company investment in measures to improve the following:

  • development of employee social welfare;
  • working conditions;
  • health-promoting activities;
  • psychological support;
  • skill development;
  • promotion of life-long learning;
  • leisure time organisation and a healthy way of living;
  • development of social partnerships; and
  • other social partnerships aimed at promoting employee motivation and their loyalty to the company.

Corporate social initiatives are described in the Draft Law on Social Initiatives of Enterprises:

Standards

Corporate social responsibility standards:

Legislation regulating employee safety and health:

The law requires businesses to comply with minimum social and environmental rules.

Administrative procedures

Applying corporate social responsibility

Businesses can become members of the Global Compact and/or the National Responsible Business Network.

Resources

A list of socially responsible businesses, information about the newest trends as well as legal acts and communications are published on a web portal of the Ministry of Social Security and Labour.

Help & advice

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