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The Design_MTS aims to set up permanent multi-stakeholder platform on CSR in the machine tools industry which includes a broad range of relevant European stakeholders, that will:

  • Facilitate stakeholder dialogue
  • Build consensus on CSR issues
  • Foster the adoption of joint commitments
  • Provide multilateral support to CSR

There are five work packages that will facilitate achieving the actions above.

Work Package 1 Analysis and Exchange

This work package concerns exchange of information and experience on three fundamental key areas to the introduction and implementation of CSR in MTS – information and awareness raising of CSR in MTS, conditions for the introduction of an integrated and strategic approach to CSR in MTS enterprises and their supply chain, and coordinated approach to support he spreading of CSR in MST.

CSR Europe invites Machine Tools Companies to engage by filling in the Survey on CSR and sustainability in Machine Tools Sector, its implementation in the company and public policies on CSR.

Work Package 2 Methods, Strategy and Tools Development

This work package concerns the development of sector-wide strategy, methods and tools to improve CSR and enhance its visibility in MTS, with particular regard to the involvement of supply chain.

To this end, there are 3 Working Groups established – developing methods and strategies for effective information and awareness-raising of CSR, guidelines for the implementation of an integrated and strategic approach to CSR, and strategies and measures for a coordinated management of the CSR Platform in the MTS.

Work Package 3 Implementation and Dissemination

This work package will jointly mainstream, apply and test the results of WP2, through a dissemination campaign, joint support measures (technical assistance and training models), case studies, and participation to strategic sectorial events. All stakeholders and most relevant target groups of the project, will be actively involved – this would include participants from MTS enterprises, enterprises of the supply chains, buyers, sector-based business associations, and civil society organisations, work force and work representatives, public authorities and policy-makers, academia and educational/training institutions, and media.

Work Package 4 Assessment of Results and Further Planning

In this work package will:

A)    analyse and verify the results of the project and the effectiveness of the platform, in order to make the necessary corrections, amendments and improvement; this will facilitate the durability and sustainability of the project’s outputs

B)    ensurie that the platform is inserted in a wider European network that will confer visibility and promote future actions for the promotion and adoption of CSR policies

C)    draw a mid-term Action plan that will constitute a point of reference for a wider reception and spread of CSR policies.

Work Package 5 Transnational Project and Financial Management

This work package concerns management, coordination and evaluation of project activities and partners.