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From the printing house: CSR activities in 2022

Text: Martina Stružínská

CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) has been set as one of the company’s priorities for 2022. But what do we mean by this term? It is “the voluntary commitment of an organisation to take into account the needs of its customers, suppliers and employees in its decision-making and day-to-day activities. It is also an important part of the organisation’s efforts to minimise the negative impact of its activities on the environment.”

One of the most complex but also most important activities in FINIDR was the installation of solar panels. Their commissioning was very demanding in terms of administrative, technical and, last but not least, financial aspects. However, according to preliminary calculations, the installed solar panels will save around 15% of electricity consumption. The importance of this implementation is further enhanced by the energy and economic crisis.

One of the technically demanding activities is certainly the replacement of lights in the administration building. For FINIDR, the use of LED lights is another step towards energy savings.

Another CSR initiative last year was the optimization of processes across the entire production, which we estimate will not only result in significant financial savings, but also contribute to a reduction in the company’s carbon footprint.

Our attention was not only drawn to projects and activities aimed at financial savings. Also this year, FINIDR employees were heavily involved in planting trees for every order shipped. Together, we have planted 24,396 trees. We believe that this activity will help to restore the Beskydy forests. This commitment is very positively perceived by our customers, from whom we received a lot of positive feedback at the Frankfurt Book Fair, for example.

An important step in the development of our company is also the partnership with the Association of Social Responsibility, which is based on the principles of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), whose main objective is “to teach society to naturally foster responsibility for the place and planet on which we live.” 2 The principles from the SDGs are gradually being implemented in FINIDR’s strategy.

It is evident from the above activities that CSR activities are essential for us and we plan to continue them this year. At the same time, I would like to thank all those who have contributed to the changes that will take FINIDR further in its development.