On 05 July 2022, the Corporate Digital Responsibility (CDR) initiative of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection hosted a conference on digital corporate responsibility and shaping sustainable and digital transformation. At the conference, the CDR reports of the member companies were published for the first time. Members of the CDR Initiative committed themselves to prepare the reports when they signed the CDR Code.
Before the presentation of some of the CDR reports, Prof. Dr. Dr. Alexander Brink (University of Bayreuth, concern), Dr. Frank Esselmann (concern) and ConPolicy Managing Director Prof. Dr. Christian Thorun introduced the initiative’s CDR Code and the reporting obligations.
Prof. Dr. Christian Thorun emphasized that the CDR Code had made a significant contribution to providing a framework for the discourse on CDR responsibility. The Code defines five areas of action: data handling, education, climate and resource protection, employee involvement and inclusion, including the respective proposed measures. Regarding the reporting requirements, he emphasized that these serve to enable shared learning and contribute to greater commitment.