CSR guide to a safe and sustainable working environment

The Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy has published a free ‘CSR Guide to a Safe and Sustainable Work Environment’.

The social responsibility of a company is particularly important for its internal stakeholders – its employees. “CSR Guide to a Safe and Sustainable Work Environment” provides a wealth of practical guidance on how to develop responsible employee practices and work towards improving psychosocial working conditions.



A universal database of good practices can be used as an inspiration for actions to support the wellbeing, health and safety of workers. These cover issues such as improving the psychosocial working environment, improving the work-life balance, solutions to support vulnerable groups, promoting health among workers and identifying, reducing and eliminating risks to workers’ health and safety.

Practical tools are provided in the appendix below: a compilation of examples of responsible practices in the workers’ area (Table A) and a list of checklists (Table B), which will be useful for the self-assessment of the company’s processes:



The publication was produced as part of the work of the Team for Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility – a subsidiary body of the Minister of Finance, Funds and Regional Policy.

The guide suggests actions that companies should take to develop responsible employee policies for the health and safety of employees. It identifies and encourages investments that build and develop proper employee relations, enhance health and safety at work and promote a work-life balance, increasing the quality of work and employee satisfaction. This approach gives companies a competitive advantage in the market, makes it easier to attract and retain committed employees, reduces the costs of workplace accidents and absenteeism, and skilfully adapts to demographic trends and changes in the labour market, as well as changing employee expectations.

The publication includes a database of good practices and a list of checklists to help verify whether a company is taking the actions it is legally obliged to take, as well as actions that are worth taking voluntarily as part of its corporate social responsibility policy in the employee area.

The guide was prepared by an interdisciplinary team of experts and practitioners of the Working Group on Workers’ Relations under the Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility Team. The working group included representatives of both public administration, trade unions, enterprises and their organisations, as well as NGOs and representatives of the world of science. The work was coordinated by the All-Poland Alliance of Trade Unions.

Source: www of the Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy