Corporate Responsibility

Locally, your business can have a significant social impact, both as an employer and as a neighbour.

Employing local people can be a substantial benefit for the community as well as your business. A fair approach to recruiting and developing staff can help integrate your business into the community and improve your reputation. Purchasing from local suppliers can have similar benefits.

Many businesses get involved in community initiatives, by supporting a local charity or giving staff time off to work on local schemes. This delivers business benefits as well as helping the community.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) involves achieving a balance or integration of economic, and social aspirations while at the same time addressing shareholder and stakeholder expectations. The way businesses engage/involve their shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders is a key feature of the concept. While business compliance with laws and regulations on social, environmental and economic objectives set the official level of CSR performance, CSR is often understood as involving the private sector commitments and activities that extend beyond this foundation of compliance with legislation.

CSR commitments and activities typically address aspects of a company’s behaviour (including its policies and practices) with respect to such key elements as:

  • Health and safety
  • Environmental protection
  • Human rights
  • Human resource management practices
  • Corporate governance
  • Community development
  • Consumer protection
  • Labour protection
  • Supplier relations
  • Business ethics
  • Stakeholder rights

Many businesses believe that CSR provides a clear competitive advantage and stimulates corporate innovation.

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