Case studies

How not to lose everything: steps toward a sustainable partnership

Closing a major industrial complex, which was one of the main economic engines in Dolj county, Romania, raised the following challenge for its stakeholders: is the closure the beginning of the end, or the beginning of a new journey to successful development? To ensure that this challenge is responsibly addressed, the local authorities, the company’s management and active local citizens founded the CERC partnership. This report is guided by GRI principles and covers CERC’s activity between June 2011 and March 2013: the years of its creation. It offers an overview of CERC’s main activities and informs stakeholders of the results so far, presenting both achievements and shortcomings, and highlighting suggestions for change.