Social Responsibility – The future shape of business

Why get CSR Accreditation:
CSR Accreditation have established a new standard and framework for Social Responsibility that allows you to deliver on ESG reporting, identify SDG’s and apply for and achieve a CSR Accreditation. It is a truly sustainable platform aligned against the CSR four pillars of Environment, Workplace, Community and Philanthropy. We want to see an inclusive process that allows for private, third and public organisations of every size to develop and deliver impact and purpose. The CSR Accreditation shapes a policy that can then be developed in line with an ongoing Social Responsibility strategy that is integrated with the business strategy

It is clear that organisations who understand their social responsibilities and explore ways in which Social Responsibility can be built into strategy are more likely to reap the rewards of enhanced competitive positions in the future, benefiting not only their shareholders but all stakeholders involved and the society at large.

Customers want to trust organisations they engage with. Employees want to work for values-driven employers and investors want to know that a company is addressing its ethical responsibility.

The CSR Accreditation provides independent recognition of an organisations socially responsible activities. It is a powerful way to communicate these positive actions to all stakeholders.

Sustainable and social purpose with profit – the future for successful businesses and organisations

A CSR Accreditation has many advantages that can apply to any business, regardless of its size or sector.

The Four Pillars of CSR:

Better brand recognition:
Improve your brand reputation to all of your audiences through delivering responsible practices throughout your business, the communities where we work, and your supply chain.

Positive business reputation:
Building a reputation as a responsible business can lead to competitive advantage.

Customer engagement:
Using CSR Accreditation can help you engage with your customers in new ways. Since the message is about something ‘good’, it can often be an easier way to talk to your customers. Companies often favour suppliers who have responsible policies, since this can reflect on how their customers see them. Some customers don’t just prefer to deal with responsible companies – they insist on it.

Employee engagement:
Employees want to feel proud of the organisation they work for and are less likely to look for a job elsewhere. Accreditation show an emotional investment that enriches the quality of our lives by delivering social value and purpose. It reduces absenteeism and improves productivity.

Attract talent – become an employer of choice
CSR activities can help forge a stronger bond between employee and employer, they can boost morale and can help both employees and employers feel more connected with each other and the world around them. An organisation that delivers social value is lining up their values with those of the next generation

Investors are more likely to be attracted to and continue to support companies that demonstrate a commitment not only to employees and customers, but also to causes and organizations that impact the lives of others. Perfect for ESG Reporting

Show how your organisation is minimising negative environmental impact, conserving resources, saving energy and reducing waste.

Tendering Trends:
A robust approach to Social Responsibility can give you an advantage in the tender process.
It is now common place to be scored on your Social Responsibility performance including health and wellbeing of staff when tendering for both public and private projects.

“Did you know that some buyers place a 30% weighting on Social Responsibility and social value in their tenders?
A report by Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) has revealed that one in three councils in England now routinely considers social value and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in their procurement and commissioning, with one in four having a social value policy.” Thornton & Lowe 

PR and Marketing:
CSR accreditation provides the opportunity to share positive stories online and through traditional media.

Social Responsibility is not something for the short term. It’s all about achieving long term results and business continuity.

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