The Czech Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (or MoLSA, its hip new Acronym) Website is a wonder.
It communicates that the Ministry believes that CSR asserts itself in the Labour Law in the form of… Collective Agreements! These uncanny instruments that allow for employees and employers to agree upon obligations “above the statute-given minimum”.
Weeks ago, I had the pleasure of delivering a lecture to a group of students at VSE, the country’s most prestigious business school, on CSR and remember a lament by a professor.
“CSR around here, is sadly too often corporations grudgingly complying with regulations set by the Government… and now, the EU” – VSE CSR Professor
How long will it take for business owners in the region to see that CSR makes strategic sense?
How long will it take for the notion that profitable & responsible business is not an oxymoron.
I have found the above one of the hardest things to communicate in a society where corrupt politicians are viewed to be a given, a matter of course.
Click MoLSA Information’ on its front page, you will be presented with 3 items, 3 pieces of information which the Ministry apparently believes is all you need to know about them.
1. Contact Information (fair enough)
2. Basic Indicators in the Czech Republic 2002 (and they do not mean FROM 2002)
3. Petr Nucas – Curriculum Vitae (This is the current Minister’s CV, should anyone be in the market for one)