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PME socialement responsables. Etudes de cas (Corporate social responsibility among smes. case studies)


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  • Nathalie Ferreira

    (labrii, ULCO)

  • Blandine Laperche

    (labrii, ULCO)


Ce document présente vingt-huit exemples de démarches positives en matière de responsabilité sociale mises en oeuvre par de petites et moyennes entreprises françaises. Les PME, souvent à l’écart des débats portant sur la responsabilité sociale des entreprises (RSE) sont pourtant assez souvent actives dans les domaines de l’environnement, de l’organisation du travail et de la société. Nous nous sommes particulièrement intéressées aux raisons qui incitent les PME à développer la RSE. Lorsqu’elles font preuve de responsabilité sociale, les entreprises présentées ici répondent souvent à une contrainte (une contrainte propre à l’entreprise ou bien une contrainte sociale), qu’elles transforment en opportunité pour se développer, pour réduire leurs coûts de production ou encore transformer l’organisation du travail. Les entreprises ici présentées sont classées en deux grandes catégories : les entreprises pro-actives et les entreprises réactives. Les premières ont fait de la responsabilité sociale et du développement durable leur champ d’activité dès leur création ; les secondes ont développé la RSE alors qu’elles avaient déjà plusieurs années d’existence. This document presents 28 cases of good practices in terms of social responsibility implemented by SMEs. Whereas SMES are often active in the field of environment, organization of labour and society, they are in most cases left away from the debates on Corporate social responsibility (CSR). We particularly focus in this document on SMEs’ incentives to develop CSR. The cases presented here show that they often answer to a constraint (individual or social constraint), transformed into an opportunity to develop their activity, to reduce production costs or to change the organization of labour. The enterprises are divided in two categories: pro-active enterprises and reactive enterprises. The former have developed social responsibility from the very beginning of their activity; the latter have developed CSR after several years.

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Paper provided by Laboratoire de Recherche sur l'Industrie et l'Innovation. ULCO / Research Unit on Industry and Innovation in its series Working Papers with number 162.

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Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2007
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Publication status: Published in Cahiers du Lab.RII, Septembre 2007
Handle: RePEc:rii:riidoc:162

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Keywords: social responsability; PME; reactive entreprises; proactive entreprises.;

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