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Doing business in Belgium: Sustainability

24 February 2012
by Ina Dimireva -- last modified 30 March 2012

The following guidlines provide information about the environmental regulations in Belgium that help companies run sustainable businesses without adversely impacting the environment.



Legal requirements

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a continuous process of improvement through which companies incorporate social, environmental and economic considerations into their management in a voluntary, systematic and coherent manner (in consensus with their stakeholders).

Corporate social responsibility

The law requires businesses to comply with minimum social and environmental rules.


Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) draws on a range of instruments (norms, standards, labels), to measure the gains from these practices and to maximise the returns to the company and to society as a whole.

Range of CSR instruments

Doing business in Belgium: Environmental rules

Doing business in Belgium: Staff welfare

Source: European Commission