No work gets done by itself in a socially responsible manner.

Learn about the Socially Responsible Employer certificate.

What is the Socially Responsible Employer certificate?

The Socially Responsible Employer certificate is a new certificate based on the principles and essential content of the ISO 26000 Standard on Corporate Social Responsibility.

Its purpose and aim is to improve socially responsible management in organizations and companies in Slovenia in relation to employees. Obtaining the certificate is an auditing and advisory-analytical process that has the function of assessing and advising employers on what tools to use for better management in the field of employees with an emphasis on four areas of the certificate.

What are the areas of the certificate?

  • Integrated addressing of social responsibility.
  • Coordinating professional, family and private life.
  • Intergenerational cooperation.
  • The importance of health at work.

A company can opt for one of the four certificate areas or for the certification of all four areas, with which it acquires the umbrella certificate the Socially Responsible Employer.

What are the positive effects of the certificate?

Recruiting and retaining the best staff.
Increased reputation in the general and professional public.
Increased employee satisfaction and loyalty.
Increased employee productivity and increased motivation for work.
Raising the share of intergenerational cooperation.
Improved organizational climate or work environment.
Reduction of fluctuation and sick leave.

What are the steps to obtaining the certificate?

  • Analysing the situation with the responsible persons in the organization and identifying the gaps.
  • Strategic discussion with the management, analysis of the situation with the stakeholder panel and proposal of measures.
  • Preparation of an implementation plan for carrying out the selected measures and implementation of essential measures.
  • Obtaining the Accession Certificate.
  • Implementing the activities and progressing to the Advanced Certificate.

For whom is the certificate intended?

The certificate is intended for all companies and organizations that are registered and established in the Republic of Slovenia and have more than 5 employees, regardless of the industry they operate in.

How many levels does the certificate have?

The certificate has two levels: the Accession and Advanced Certificate. The Advanced Certificate is further divided into three levels: Advanced 1, 2 and 3.

What is the price of the certificate?

Accession Certificate: € 4,600 –7,800 + VAT
Advanced Certificate: € 4,100 + VAT
For the duration of the project, 100% co-financing for obtaining the Accession Certificate is possible for 200 organizations.

Go to and take the first step towards the Socially Responsible Employer certificate.

The project is implemented under the 8th priority axis “Promoting employment and supporting transnational labour mobility”, 8.3. Investment priority: “Active and healthy ageing”, 8.3.1. Specific objective: “Prolong and improve labour force participation of the older population participating in measures” of the Operational Programme for the Implementation of the EU Cohesion Policy in the Period 2014–2020.

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