The aim of the article is to present selected actions taken in the field of natural environment as an important area of corporate social responsibility by enterprises from the metallurgical industry in Poland (division into steel, copper, zinc and lead producers). Analysis was carried out in the field of environmental policy, areas of impact on the natural environment and reduction of consumption of materials, raw materials, fuel, energy and water in the surveyed companies. Research on the opinion of entrepreneurs on the concept of CSR, its scope and application of the principles of social responsibility were carried out in January and February 2018 and included 93 micro (0-9 people), small (10-49 employees) and medium (50-249 employees) metallurgical enterprises conducting economic activity of the Mazowieckie voivodeship. The research was carried out by means of a diagnostic survey, and the basic research tool was an electronic questionnaire that was sent to the surveyed entities. The survey was sent to all metallurgical entities operating in the studied voivodeship - 93 questionnaires were fully and correctly completed. The material obtained in this way was subjected to mathematical – statistical analysis. The arithmetic mean, independence test χ2, Chuprov convergence coefficient and C. Pearson coefficient (corrected and regular) were used. The results of the research showed medium interest of the small and medium-sized entrepreneurs from the metallurgical sector in their activities for the benefit of the natural environment. Documented and measurable environmental policy objectives were primarily developed by the owners of business entities producing steel and copper.Keywords: corporate social responsibility, natural environment, SME, metallurgical sector
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