Corporate Responsibility

It's good for business, to get involved!
Corporate responsibility often known as corporate social responsibility (CSR) is about everything and anything, falling within a businesses’ sphere of influence. This includes the treatment and actions of suppliers and customers, the interaction with communities, the health and wellbeing of staff and the impact of all those actives upon the environment. For a business to achieve its full potential, It’s vital that the CSR policy is led from the top down.

The purchasing decisions of consumers are increasingly influenced by ethical considerations and the reputation of the business or brand of the product / service they are buying.

Why should my business get involved?

  • Increases company profile, pride, staff retention and easier to recruit
  • Good, honest CSR programmes can have a positive impact on your bottom line
  • Employees are better motivated and more productive
  • Creates positive PR leading to customer loyalty
  • Develops a healthy community which is essential to business
  • Understanding the wider impact of your business can help you develop new products and services
  • It can make you more competitive
  • Helps ensure you comply with regulatory requirements

How will the community benefit through my business involvement?

  • Exchanging ideas and skills
  • Supplying new volunteers
  • Financial support for meeting community needs
  • Build capacity to provide services that otherwise might not be possible
  • Supports the quality of life in the community

How can my business get involved?click here

  • Time - through Give an Employee paid time off to help a good cause
  • Skills - providing specific business skills and expertise or mentoring
  • Resources - donating materials, equipment or services
  • Money - payroll giving, sponsored activity and tax efficient donations, match funding i.e. helping to support a wider range of grants for group

Find out how M&S Chelmsford met their corporate responsibility. Please read the case study about their employee volunteers.