Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2018, 66, 531-541

https://doi.org/10.11118/actaun201866020531
Published online 2018-05-02

Construction Industry in the Czech Republic: the Level of Involvement in Corporate Social Responsibility

Renata Kučerová1, Tomáš Dania1, Renata Skýpalová1, Veronika Blašková2

1Department of Management, Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic ˛Department of Statistics and Operation Analysis, Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
2Department of Statistics and Operation Analysis, Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

This article introduces results of inquiry in corporate social responsibility conducted among construction companies in the Czech Republic in 2017. Its main themes include specifics of application of the CSR concept in the practice of the construction industry and effects of selected factors on the level of involvement of Czech construction companies in CSR activities. The results of the inquiry clearly indicate that despite the high level of knowledge of the CSR concept among the construction companies reaching 65 % the overall activities across the CSR pillars are scarce. The statistical test results show that large companies working with the concept of business ethics are more engaged in CSR activities. Growing size of the construction company is connected with activity increase in the social pillar. On the other hand, strategic planning hardly affects the company involvement in the CSR concept. Also the length of activity of the construction company on the market only affects CSR activity level within the environmental pillar.

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