Danish businesses exchanged their experience in social responsibility at a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on December 3.

The event, held by the Danish Embassy in Vietnam in conjunction with the Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU), drew the participation of more than 100 experts and representatives from Vietnamese and Danish enterprises.

Experts said consumers in developed countries are well aware of corporate social responsibility, forcing businesses to successfully fulfil their role.

An IFU representative held that social responsibility lies not only with charitable activities but belongs right in their business strategies.

Danish Ambassador John Nielsen said most Danish businesses that have created good jobs and ensured stable lives for their staff are those with effective operations and a high competitive edge.

He called on Danish businesses to share their experience in this field while suggesting Vietnamese businesses pay attention to job generation, anti-corruption, health and work conditions of their labourers and environmental protection.

Participants at the event also touched upon ethics in business and personnel strategies.

On this occasion, the Danish Embassy launched the Red Carpet Programme that provides fast-track business visas for businesses who are partners of Danish companies.-VNA