The Austrian Government has so far failed to formulate a National Action Plan – Corporate Social Responsibility (Nationalen Aktionsplan CSR – sustainable development) or the Author is not aware of it. For most EU member states such as Germany, there is an NAP CSR since five years. The reason is ideological: an influential group in Austria considers CSR as diabolical instruments of neo-liberalism. The author was among others (Gebhard Fidler und Richard Löffler) founder of the Working Group on CSR in the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber for more than 15 years.
Roland Leithenmayr VfV