In 2011, the Group even reinforced its commitment by actively supporting United Nations´ 31 Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Mazars: respecting the UN´s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
Mazars in the Czech Republic is fully complying with the 31 Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights officially adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Commission in June 2011. Human rights compliance appears on top of our corporate governance agenda, the diversity issues being one of the key pillars of Mazars Czech Republic social responsibility strategy.
Mazars principle: support local communities
Mazars is taking active part in the life of the local communities. We are regularly and publicly engaged in the society’s most pressing debates ranging from economic issues, such as measuring the impact of the government designed tax reforms on the entrepreneurial environment on the local market, to influential issues highly impacting the society.
Thanks to our involvement within the local communities, we understand the key issues, topics and tangible problems of international communities operating locally. Czech Republic is economically and socially linked to the EU and other foreign markets. That´s why we consider necessary to follow closely the course of events within the framework of international chambers of Commerce, and be actively involved in their activities. Mazars is corporate member of:
- American Chamber of Commerce
- French-Czech Chamber of Commerce
- Czech-German Chamber of Commerce
- Dutch Chamber of Commerce
- Italian-Czech Chamber of Commerce
Issues of the Czech economy´s competitiveness, ethical entrepreneurship, mutally beneficial experience sharing and rigorous application of international standards of our professions are being thought out on the ground of further special-interest associations, such as:
We are also playing a key role in the success of initiatives designed to enhance solidarity and the continuity of ethical values: the transfer of knowledge and education to the NGO sector is one of our main concerns in this area.
Mazars corporate social responsibility activities in the Czech Republic
Mazars is an equal opportunities employer offering the career opportunities to highly qualified people regardless their gender; national or ethnic, religious minorities; and disabilities.
Mazars acts in various areas where our involvement and commitment to society and community effectively contributes to creating change. Our key focus is on putting our expertise of audit, accounting and tax consulting to practical and operational service to not-for-profit organisations: we are delivering our added-value services to thouroughly selected organisations for free / under special conditions. We proudly support the following organisations and their projects:
- Linka bezpečí (helpline crisis assistance for children and adolescents, which was awarded the Non-profit organisation of the year 2015)
- Občanské sdružení Opři se (help for children from orphanages in integration to mainstream society)
- Opatství Nový Dvůr – OCSO (Trappist Monastery)
Within the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy Mazars invites emloyees to join corporate CSR events and activities. One of them is the annual charity event “Baking with Mazars” that was held a week before Christmas 2016. The event was supported by volunteer bakers from Mazars´ employees, who prepared home-baked products and sold them to the other employees for breakfast. During the event the amount of 6 423 CZK was collected and subsequently was doubled by Mazars. The total amount of 12 846 CZK was given to the Children's home in Krnsko.
Mazars: leader of transparency
The voluntary publication of annual reports since 2004-2005 including the consolidated financial results of the Group, compiled according to IFRS standards and examined by two external auditors, is Mazars strongest signal of our commitment to transparency towards the financial and economic community. It reflects our intention, as experts in the certification of financial information, to promote exemplary conduct.