Approaches of selected organisations in the Czech Republic to promoting the concept of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility

https://doi.org/10.17221/8/2021-AGRICECONCitation:

Vrabcová P., Urbancová H. (2021): Approaches of selected organisations in the Czech Republic to promoting the concept of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 67: 255–265.

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Sustainable development is a concept that is constantly evolving, being discussed at the global, national, and local levels, not only among individuals but also within organisations. However, the importance of this concept lies in its complexity. The article's main goal is to identify the approaches of selected Czech companies to promote the concept of sustainable development and evaluate the basic factors that impact competitiveness. The data were obtained based on quantitative research (questionnaire survey of data collection) in selected organisations (n = 179) and additional qualitative research in the form of individual interviews with representatives of agricultural enterprises (n = 8). Data were processed using chi-square tests and factor analysis to identify latent variables. Key approaches to promoting the concept of sustainable development include an emphasis on process approach, non-financial business performance, and sector stability. The basic factors for competitiveness are quality relationships with stakeholders and the implementation of an integrated management system.

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