MDB issues new scheme with revised collateral requirement after the Malta Chamber of SMEs highlights difficulties
23 September 2020
Following problems flagged by members on accessing the MDB loan scheme, the Malta Chamber of...
Last Wednesday President Paul Abela and Director General Vincent Farrugia attended a conference organised by EuroCommerce in Brussels entitled "Corporate Social Responsibility in commerce – can commerce companies make the difference?" during the conference EuroCommerce launched a new internet platform on CSR.
Companies in commerce have a long tradition of initiating, developing and integrating responsible practices. Some 150 different voluntary initiatives are showcased on the new website, http://www.csr-in-commerce.eu/.
These initiatives range from working conditions, human rights protection and products to health and safety issues as well as social involvement. In addition, users can find general information on this website about the CSR activities of EuroCommerce members, news and events section, a document library and a stakeholder forum.
This "CSR in commerce" internet platform is part of the response of the commerce sector to the last European Commission communication on CSR of 2006, which called upon business to deliver tangible results.
EuroCommerce Secretary General, Xavier R. Durieu, said: "The number, variety and innovative aspects of the CSR initiatives presented on this new internet platform are a clear sign of the commitment and engagement of commerce companies and associations across Europe. It is the voluntary nature of these measures that allows for so much creativity and diversity. The European Commission has until now supported the voluntary nature of CSR and I call upon the Commission to maintain this approach in the future."
The Malta Chamber of SMEs represents over 7,000 members from over 90 different sectors which in their majority are either small or medium sized companies, and such issues like the one we're experiencing right now, it's important to be united. Malta Chamber of SMEs offers a number of different services tailored to its members' individual requirements' and necessities. These range from general services offered to all members to more individual & bespoke services catered for specific requirements.
A membership with Malta Chamber of SMEs will guarantee that you are constantly updated and informed with different opportunities which will directly benefit your business and help you grow. It also entails you to a number of services which in their majority are free of charge and offered exclusively to its members (in their majority all free of charge).