Results of the 1st National Survey on Responsible Business Conduct and Human Rights
The results from the 1st National Survey on Responsible Business Conduct and Human Rights reveals companies' perception of their practices in four areas of social responsibility and on the role of the Portuguese State in promoting and guaranteeing a favorable environment.
The results of the 1st National Survey on Responsible Business Conduct and Human Rights were presented on 9 november. The survey was conducted by a team of researchers at CAPP/ISCSP, University of Lisbon, on the seminar Social Responsibility of Companies in Portugal: Perspectives and Challenges, promoted by CEEP, in Lisbon. The survey results from an initiative integrated in the research project Business and Human Rights in Portugal, ongoing at the Centre for Public Administration and Public Policies, in collaboration with Direção-Geral das Atividades Económicas (DGAE). The work was conducted by a research team that included Isabel Cabrita (Principal Researcher), Ana Lúcia Romão, Andreia Soares e Castro e Ana Paula Ferreira, merging perspectives from Law, International Relations, Economy and Quantitative Methods.
The survey was sent out to companies through DGAE, in collaboration with around 239 employer's associations.
The analysis sought to answer a set of questions related to the characteristics of companies (business volume, number of employed people, CAE, year of founding and countries of operation), followed by an expanded set of questions organized for the four areas of social responsibility: Human rights, Workers' rights, Environmental Protection and Fight against corruption.