The significance of CSR
Over the last few years, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has taken on increasing importance in the concerns of consumers, distributors, and other stakeholders. More and more companies are including environmental, social, and societal issues in their strategy and reporting on their actions and commitments.
Faced with the increasing number of companies seeking to pursue such a policy, ANIA wanted to produce this educational and widely accessible guide, which aims to be a reference guide for the food industry, in order to help companies - in particular SMEs - implement their CSR policies.

Why implement a CSR policy?
By reconciling environmental, social and societal challenges with economic performances, implementing a CSR policy can help to establish a virtuous circle between these pillars, with multiple benefits for companies. Internally, it federates employees around shared projects; externally, it reinforces companies' attractiveness and is essential for meeting stakeholders' expectations. CSR is a real means of creating added value; boosting companies' performances and competitiveness.


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What is in the kit? How should I use it?

This document is based on the ISO 26000 standard, which is the benchmark in terms of CSR. Following on from the this standard's user guide for the food industry (AC X30-030 agreement), it was made in collaboration with Coop de France and published by Afnor in August 2012.


The creation of this tool was a huge job, requiring several years' work, involving several CSR experts from companies of all sizes alongside ANIA and ACTIA.


The kit was designed as an auto-diagnostic guide; it is intended as a practical tool aimed at companies looking to initiate a CSR policy, whether they are well advanced in the development of their policy or if they just want to learn more about the notion.


Whatever their level of commitment, this guide allows companies to establish their position with respect to the main challenges of CSR, using concrete examples, and to identify areas for improvement. Starting from this snapshot, each company can then move forward at its own pace, depending on its convictions and resources.


What does this CSR evaluation kit include?

  • A user guide
  • An awareness-raising module
  • A tool for evaluating and structuring your CSR policy, consisting of:
    • evaluation grids,
    • a delivery and summary document.