Madrid, April 12th, 2018. - DIRSE has held its fifth General Assembly in which it has been announced that the number of 300 individual partners among managers, consultants and academics. In 2012, it was constituted in the first Spanish association of Corporate Social Responsibility professionals, with the aim of helping developing of CSR managers and professionals, and improving their ability to influence the creation of value in organizations.
This development has been reflected in the opening of new delegations of the association throughout the Spanish geography, which has been materialized by the creation in the last year of six new delegations in Catalonia, Castilla y León, Murcia, Andalusia and Valencian Community, while in Extremadura it is in the construction phase. The creation of delegations responds to the objective of serving the corporate social responsibility directives that are in other territories and improving the value of the associated unemployed. DIRSE responds to the national character of the association and the objective of increasing its presence throughout Spain.
During the General Assembly, in addition to approving the 2017 fiscal year and the plans for 2018, other points have been highlighted such as the increase of the contribution of the Protective Partners with the purpose of helping the Association continue and its sustained growth in number of partners, notoriety and influence. The growth in members has been constant in recent years at the same time as the Association had gained notoriety.
During the Assembly, the Transversa program was advanced, which will be held on Thursday, May 10, in the EOI assembly hall. A space for dialogue, reflection and debate on the importance and necessity of transversality to get the business excellence to bring together Social Responsibility professionals.
Francisco Hevia, chaiman of DIRSE, pointed out that "the new Board, the result of the 2017 Assembly, launched the review of the Strategic Plan, consulted with the partners and has already seen the fruits of the changes, such as the opening of new delegations, the increase of individuals, the growth of the protective partners or the distribution of the resources of the members of the Board ".
After the General Assembly and to celebrate its new milestones, DIRSE wanted to gather a large part of its associates and collaborators in a commemorative event for its five years of history. Thanks to the sponsorship of Mahou-San Miguel, the guests enjoyed a cocktail to exchange experiences.
Born in 2013, DIRSE is the Spanish professional association that works for and for ongoing training, promotion and recognition of people who, from the profile of the company and executives, direct the specific function of social responsibility, thus contributing, to improve their ability to influence the creation of value in organizations.
In just five years of existence, it brings together more than 300 professionals from the RS at the national level, with delegations in Catalonia, Castilla y León, Murcia, Andalucía and Comunidad Valenciana. It has also set up, together with its counterparts in Italy, the United Kingdom and Germany, the European Association of Sustainability Professionals (EASP), which brings together more than 800 European dirses.
The activity of the association focuses on four areas: Training (Plan Mentor Dirse, with the collaboration of the EY and SERES and EY foundations), Advocacy (institutional participation in reference forums, consultant or scientific committee at national and international level). Research and publications (on the role of the day and the state of the profession) and Networking (Transversal and DIRSE colloquia).