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Jakarta Post

Overlapping CSR programs not uncommon

  • Burhanuddin Abe


Jakarta   /   Wed, August 4 2010   /  11:23 am

Even though Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become compulsory for limited liability companies, many businesses still have an inadequate understanding of what CSR is all about. On the other side, many CSR programs run by companies are similar or overlap with programs held by other companies. "There should be multi-sector collaboration between the government, private companies and NGOs for a better direction of corporate social responsibility programs so that they do not overlap but support each other," said Noke Kiroyan, Chairman of the Board of Patrons of Indonesia Business Links (IBL), a non-profit organization established in 2001 to further the development of CSR in Indonesia. Apart from overlapping CSR programs, there is also a misconception that CSR programs are always costly, although in reality it is not so. "CSR activities are more than charity because th...