In 2005, SGI Europe began work with the support of the European Commission on a co-funded initiative which aimed to address the subject of Corporate Social Responsibility within European public SMEs. This project, known as Discerno (Dissemination of Corporate Ethics and Responsibility through Networks of public enterprises), supported companies offering services of general interest seeking to adopt socially and environmentally responsible investments, production and consumption. It provided training and sought to increase the impact of CSR actions by deepening guidelines for specific sectors and encouraging best practice using self-training and self-assessment. These led to the development of a SGI Europe-CSR Label for enterprises that had successfully integrated CSR into their culture and operations.

Today the initiative has passed to SGI Europe’s management, along with the task of increasing the adoption, recognition and award of the SGI Europe-CSR Label.

The 8th edition of the Label will be online from July 2021, with an online self-assessment tool that will allow you to evaluate your own compliance with Corporate Social Responsibility.


20 June 2008, Ara Pacis Museum, Rome, Italy
26 October 2009, Hotel Wielemans, Brussels, Belgium
26 April 2010, Bibliothèque Solvay, Brussels, Belgium
14 November 2012, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
29 October 2014, Casa dell’Energia e dell’Ambiente – A2A, Milan, Italy
14 November 2016, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, Paris, France
11 December 2018, SALAR, Stockholm, Sweden