An A to Z of corporate digital responsibility

CDR is the key to long-lasting success. Our tips walk you through how to effectively implement it at your company.

Implementing corporate digital responsibility in the company
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What’s behind corporate digital responsibility

The term “corporate digital responsibility”, or CDR for short, covers a wide range of principles aimed at promoting a responsible and sustainable approach to digitalization. More and more companies are incorporating these ideas into their strategies and operational activities. Whether by applying digital wellbeing models, being considerate of the environment and resources, or responsibly processing data with privacy and security in mind – corporate sustainability is finally being given the attention it deserves.

Introducing CDR principles as actions

There is no one-size-fits-all solution for optimally implementing specific measures in the name of corporate digital responsibility. However, the experience acquired over recent years while the topic has gained more and more momentum has revealed certain opportunities and stumbling blocks when implementing a CDR strategy. We interviewed Saskia Becke and Paul Czech to learn more. Along with their other positions, they are responsible for the topic of CDR at the German Association for the Digital Economy (BVDW).

Devising and actioning a corporate digital responsibility strategy

Experts Saskia Becke and Paul Czech are well versed in formulating corporate digital responsibility strategies and especially emphasize that: “The strategy should center around your company’s guidelines and principles and the action areas derived from those. Existing frameworks, such as the BVDW’s CDR Building Bloxx, which were developed together with PwC Germany and other corporate representatives, offer helpful guidance here. They are intended to harmonize CDR implementation and establish recognized CDR standards. Among other things, they contain practical examples of principles, action areas, and approaches – from developing a strategy to implementing measures.” If you want to take a deeper dive into the topic, don’t miss out on our whitepaper.