The Frame of Reference for corporate social responsibility (CSR) provides a clear overview of how the MVO Platform perceives CSR. With this CSR Frame of Reference the MVO Platform expresses which expectations it has from the companies.

The MVO Platform emphasizes that CSR should be embedded in national legislation and internationally agreed standards and principles on good governance and social responsibility. This edition refers to a broad-based international framework of standards on CSR:

  • The UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights;
  • The 2011 edition of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises in which human rights, supply chain responsibility, due diligence and the right to a living wage are included explicitly;
  • ISO 26000, Guidance on social responsibility for all types of organisations.


The CSR Frame of Reference is also available in Dutch, Spanish and Chinese. 

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publication cover - CSR Frame of Reference 2012