Maala is the non-profit CSR standards-setting organization in Israel.
Founded in 1998, Maala was established with the goal of promoting corporate social and environmental responsibility (CSR) in Israel. Today, the organization serves the needs of some 110 members, comprised of Israel’s large and mid-size companies, committed to excellence in corporate citizenship.
Since 2003, Maala has produced the annual Maala Index, which ranks publicly-traded, as well as privately-held Israeli companies, based on CSR criteria. The Index leaders, in various economic sectors, are announced each year at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange in the presence of Israel’s business, financial and CSR leadership.
Maala offers various programs for sharing practical knowledge and experience, to help businesses set local and international benchmarks and to promote innovation in CSR, based on Israel’s specific needs and circumstances.
In late November 2016, Maala will hold its first International Conference, providing yet another forum for dialog and interaction among CSR professionals from Israel and around the world.
As part of its effort to train qualified CSR personnel, Maala operates an annual training course for CSR managers, in cooperation with BDO Ziv Haft.
To ensure that Israel keeps in step with global standards, priorities and ongoing discussions, Maala is part of key global organizations that promote corporate responsibility, including: BSR, CSR 360 and the UN Global Compact.