The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Action Group for Public Administration Companies was presented on Thursday 22th at the ICO headquarters in Madrid.
This is a cooperative corporate platform whose goal is to promote the exchange of know-how amongst its member companies in the area of CSR and on environmental, social and good governance aspects; to showcase business success stories; to transfer relevant tools and tendencies to the international level, with a focus on the Sustainable Development Goals; and to make a positive contribution to the leadership provided by state companies in this area.
The Group features 18 public administration companies, including Adif, AENA, CESCE, Correos, Emasesa, Enaire, Extremadura Avante, Grupo Tragsa, ICO, INFORMA D&B, ISDEFE, ITVASA, Metro de Madrid, Paradores, Renfe, RTVE and Valenciaport. The group will be organised by Forética, which is the leading promoter of CSR in Spain and Latin America, and of which Isdefe is a member.
Isdefe’s Director of Business Development, Jesús Alonso, took part in the opening ceremony, which featured a presentation by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security’s Director General of Freelance Labour, Social Economy and CSR, Carmen Casero, the President of the ICO, Pablo Zalba, and the President of Forética’s Board of Directors, Fernando Riaño, along with representatives from the Public Administration companies that confirmed their participation in the Group.
In the words of the ICO President, Pablo Zalba, “Public Adminsitration companies and institutions must lead the way and position themselves as engines of performance based on the ethics of our behaviour, on good governance practices, on the effective discharge of our social responsibility and on a real and firm commitment to fall in line with the Sustainable Development Goals defined by the United Nations”.