Digitalization not only transforms markets, work environments and everyday consumer life, but it also raises new questions for companies about their social responsibilities. While many companies are already committed to comply with environmental, social or minimum standards in global supply chains, the assumption of responsibility in the digital world, Corporate Digital Responsibility, is still in its infancy. At the same time, the pressure on companies to act is increasing. This is shown by societal discussions such as those concerning hate speech, the lack of transparency of algorithms, privacy and data security scandals or the manipulation of search engine results on the Internet.
Corporate Digital Responsibility means that companies take responsibility for the consequences of their business processes, products and services for employees, suppliers, customers, society as a whole and the environment.
Hereby, several aspects defining a diverse framework for action are relevant:
Digitalization is an opportunity for corporate as well as societal success. A proactive formation within a holistic CDR-strategy results from the following drivers:
We advise our customers on how classical measures of corporate social responsibility can be expanded to digital aspects. Furthermore, we provide support by developing an understanding of corporate digital responsibility that is tailored to the companies’ specifics and work on a joint strategy how CDR can be successfully incorporated in organizational processes and digital services.