What leads to success today? Clients, partners, investors and other market participants are increasingly concerned with a company’s credibility and transparency. Next to service, product, and the quality of a working relationship, the impact of companies on the living environment and economy is becoming progressively important.
The Responsible Business Forum brings together well-known and leading Estonian companies that value progress in multiple sectors:
- Natural environment – awareness of your company’s impact on nature is important because an individual can only do a fraction of what industries and business sector could achieve by developing an environment-friendly plan of action.
- Social environment– companies do not exist in a vacuum but are always surrounded by communities where users and developers of their products and services can be found.
- Work environment– valuing an employee means valuing work. Business world giants like Google, owe a big portion of their success to developing a work environment that puts the individual first.
- Market environment– honesty and transparency in collaboration with consumers, suppliers, and partners demonstrates credibility in local as well as international markets.
The Index questionnaire was created based on these topics.
VALUE TO YOUR COMPANY
Every year we recognize companies who have regarded these values, in collaboration with experts from organizations:
- Estonian Business School
- Enterprise Estonia
- Ministry of Justice
- Labour Inspectorate
- Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
- MTÜ Mondo
- Estonian Human Resource Management Association PARE
- Diversity Charter
- Tuuli Pärenson, PhD, impact assessment expert
- Tarmo Meresmaa, AS PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisors, leading consultant
- Maris Ojamuru, Sustinere OÜ, partner
- Elina Rääsk, VEF founding member
- Mari Kooskora, EBS Head of the Business Ethics Centre
- Kristiina Esop, VEF CEO
Recognition with the accompanying certificate and label do not mean prominence only on a local level. VEF is a part of an international network, thanks to which the responsible values are becoming a business standard.