Corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy template

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Use this model Corporate Social Responsibility policy to detail the ways in which your organisation regulates itself to ensure that its activities positively affect society as a whole.

This policy has three parts: an 'overview' that explains what it's about, 'scope' which details who it applies to, and 'general principles' that list the main rules it follows.

Why this policy is necessary

Corporate Social Responsibility, or CSR, refers to the way in which businesses regulate themselves in order to ensure that all of their activities positively affect society as a whole.

CSR policy documents aim to guarantee that companies work ethically, considering human rights as well as the social, economic and environmental impacts of what they do as a business.

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432 words, 2 pages A4
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Date last reviewed
18 June 2024
corporate social responsibility (csr) policy template

Corporate social responsibility (CSR)

Introduction

[Company] believes that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is integral to our business. We are dedicated to making a positive contribution to our communities, being a good employer and minimising our environmental impacts.

The purpose of this policy is to set out the values of [Company] in relation to corporate social responsibility and business ethics, and outline the standards expected from employees.

Scope

This policy is applicable to all employees of [Company].

Principles

Our workplace

[Company] is committed to providing:

  • good workplace standards,
  • decent health and safety requirements and
  • fair pay and conditions.

We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers. Our employment policies, including a commitment to equal opportunities, are designed to attract and retain high-calibre people, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, disability, nationality or sexual orientation. It is our policy to provide staff with training and career development so they can grow and develop within the company. We offer flexible working where practicable, to help people achieve a work-life balance.

[Company] believes effective employee communication and consultation is particularly important in achieving our business objectives. We value employees' opinions and seek to actively involve them in the decision-making process.

[Company] expects every member of staff to take responsibility for their performance and to work together to achieve our goals.

Our environment

[Company] aims to sustain and improve our natural environment for the benefit of all. We are committed to continual improvement in our environmental performance by improving the efficiency with which we use resources. We aim to comply with all relevant environmental regulation and legislation and also encourage suppliers to adopt the highest environmental standards.

All employees are required to take our environmental commitment seriously and:

  • recycle materials wherever possible
  • not print off e-mails unnecessarily
  • consider the ethical stance of suppliers before placing orders
  • dispose of any chemicals responsibly and carefully
  • think about the impact of their actions on the local community

Our communities

[Company] is an active member of the communities in which we operate and aims at all times to be a good neighbour. We make a positive contribution to local communities by bringing jobs for local people.

We also sponsor local causes, encourage staff to become involved in fundraising and charitable activities, and allow them to nominate which organisations the company supports.

Suppliers

[Company] expects suppliers to share our values and to comply with the letter and spirit of all relevant legislation.

Any employees whose role involves any responsibility for selecting suppliers are expected to take the appropriate steps to ensure prospective suppliers meet the above requirements

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This policy [does not] form[s] part of your terms and conditions of employment.

Version: [1.0]

Issue date: [date]

Author: [name, job title]

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