CSR is an international issue and companies wishing to develop their export business have understood this. As a result, they include CSR as a criteria when selecting international locations. Corporate social responsibility provides strong commercial leverage on the international stage. Companies implementing authentic CSR initiatives transparently have many commercial advantages for international business, including access to new markets, as more and more countries and regions around the world adopt stricter CSR regulations. Companies that integrate sustainable practices into their activities comply more easily with these new market requirements, making it easier to access new business opportunities. It also means you’re one step ahead of your competition and it improves the company's reputation.