Using Corporate Social Responsibility strategy with a climate focus for Enterprise Systems

Sine Zambach, Philip Holst, Zenia Worm Francker

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Abstract

 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a term has existed for only a couple of decades but in practice CSR has existed for more than 100 years. Through the 90's, CSR became common among businesses while evolving from a philanthropic to a pragmatic dimension. Recent research suggests a transformation of CSR, which combines CSR with the core business of the company in order to increase and maintain societal legitimacy.

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are organization tools of a company's resources. The most basic parts concern finance and payments. Today, these ERPs are widely customized and integrated with respect to human resources such as time-accounting, map of competencies, and other events related to employee-care.

We propose a new concept on ERP called environmental ERP, which combines the climate aspect of CSR with the ERP-system. The purpose of this is to integrate climate friendly events into the business processes, particularly for large-scale companies.

The value of such a module or integration has many dimensions. It creates a green CSR-profile within the core business of the ERP-producer, who has a potential marketing focus. An environmental ERP-module will additionally create financial and social value to the company that utilizes ERP which will retain for example optimization of logistics and a decrease of CO2 emission.  Finally, a legal regulation in 2009 requires the 1000 largest companies in Denmark to inform about their CSR-activities, which could be managed through this ERP-module.

Original languageEnglish
Publication dateApr 2010
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010
EventRUC Sunrice Tripple C Conference - Roskilde, Denmark
Duration: 20 Apr 201022 May 2010

Conference

ConferenceRUC Sunrice Tripple C Conference
CountryDenmark
CityRoskilde
Period20/04/201022/05/2010

Keywords

  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Environmental Management

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Zambach, S., Holst, P., & Francker, Z. W. (2010). Using Corporate Social Responsibility strategy with a climate focus for Enterprise Systems. Paper presented at RUC Sunrice Tripple C Conference, Roskilde, Denmark. http://ruconf.ruc.dk/index.php/sunrise/sunrise2010/paper/view/152