Minister for Finance Local Government and Communities
Corporate Social Responsibility
What is the Minister doing to encourage community responsibility of companies in Wales? (WAQ17205)
The Minister for Finance, Local Government and Communities (Edwina Hart):
Many aspects of corporate social responsibility cover non-devolved matters, such as reporting to Companies House and ethical trading. However, there is also scope for the Assembly Government to encourage corporate social responsibility in a number of ways in making progress with its policies. Specific areas on which the Assembly Government’s policies have impacted to encourage corporate social responsibility have been in generating the community loans fund between Finance Wales and HSBC, the WDA’s sponsorship of Menter a Busnes awards for companies using and promoting the Welsh language, and the voluntary code of practice for suppliers.