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Social Responsibility Programme


The Secretariat-General of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PRS-SGPCM) Social Responsibility Programme’s mission is to leverage “the top leadership’s commitment to integrate social responsibility in the organisation’s culture, which presents a way of being and feeling that is based on a culture where workers are viewed as partners”.

We therefore try to create the conditions for everyone to feel comfortable and develop their full potential by offering proposals of initiatives and their implementation, which will contributing to the collective well-being, boosting innovation, and collective entrepreneurship.


To be the first Secretariat-General certified in Social Responsibility.


To be an inclusive, innovative, and inspiring Secretariat-General.


Scope of Action

To preserve and strengthen the organisation’s identity and culture, allowing us to play an increasingly relevant social role in building a healthy, inclusive, nurturing, caring, and equitable society, that respects the environment, openness to dialogue and promotes social justice, continuing to act in an ethical manner based on respect for the individual and their rights, advocating equal rights and opportunities at both a professional and personal/family level acting rigour, in a thought-out manner, to show trust in the initiatives and the responses found.

In pursuing its ethical and socially responsible way of acting, the SGPCM intrinsically adopts commitments beyond the conventional regulating requirements to which it is bound and adopts open governance where the interests of the various parties are reconciled, in a global approach of quality and sustainable development.

There are various factors behind this evolution of social responsibility measures, initiatives, and practices within the SGPCM:

  • Organisational responsibility over the relationships established with all the internal audiences that make it dynamic;
  • Organisational citizenship based on the relationship between the organisation and the local and/or national community, with social criteria that have a growing influence on individual or institutional decisions;
  • Volunteering that is able to motivate and drive workers to act together for a social cause to benefit the community, making this exercise in citizenship an integral part of the organisation’s structure.


Dimensions of the PRS-SGPCM

  1. Promoting social responsibility practices (internal and external scale);
  2. Public Administration Social Responsibility Network;
  3. Volunteering;
  4. Promoting Health and Well-Being;
  5. Recycling and reusing several materials;
  6. Openness by the SGPCM to the surrounding community and society at large;
  7. Initiatives for assistance in national emergencies (food, social emergencies, catastrophes, etc.).


Volunteering and Active Citizenship

In meeting the goals set, the SGPCM encourages all workers to take part in active citizenship activities according to their personal and professional skills, to promote the values of solidarity, equality and non-discrimination, social cohesion, justice and equality, transparency, shard individual and social responsibility, and subsidiarity among the bodies within the social economy (third sector) that are directly or indirectly related to the bodies the SGCPM supports.

To this end, the SGPCM guarantees initial and ongoing training in volunteering and active citizenship to all its volunteers, as well as partners entities. In line with this axis, and in strict partnership with other Organic Units, the SGPCM annually carries out around Christmas an initiative called “Solidary Gesture” with the aim of giving a happier Christmas to those who need it the most.



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Public Administration Social Responsibility Network

This is a line of focal points between public services and the SGPCM in the research, study, design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation processes for the implementation of a series of initiatives in the fields of SR and volunteering, the outcome of which is good practice and public policy.;

This network is made up of representatives of all the governing areas, called focal points, that ensure a response and/or the resolution of the work undertaken. Although it works as a whole, it is split into three subgroups:

  1. Themed Group: which designs and develops activities applicable to the entire central Public Administration;
  2. Steering Group: set up by experts that offer assistance in a wide range of areas relating to SR and volunteering, using external entities, organisations, and companies that can add value to the work carried out;
  3. Observer Group: charged with monitoring SR indicators and validating good practices by the Public Administration entities that joined the network, that is, collecting, analysing, and disseminating social responsibility indicators and practices.

Last update: 15 de November, 2023