Corporate social responsibility—CSR—policy for small to medium firms
Produced in partnership with Joanna Kennedy of The Zacchaeus 2000 Trust (Z2K)

The following Practice Management precedent produced in partnership with Joanna Kennedy of The Zacchaeus 2000 Trust (Z2K) provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Corporate social responsibility—CSR—policy for small to medium firms
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Communication
  • 3 Responsibility and review
  • 4 Our CSR principles

Corporate social responsibility—CSR—policy for small to medium firms

    1. 1

      Introduction

      1. 1.1

        We acknowledge that running our business has an effect on society. In particular, we have a responsibility to our clients, our employees and contractors as well as the broader community in which we operate.

      1. 1.2

        We are committed to taking responsibility for our actions and encourage a positive contribution towards improving standards for our clients and employees, minimising our impact on the environment and improving the quality of the local community.

      1. 1.3

        By putting CSR into practice, we are committed, wherever possible, to: [insert details of your key aspirational commitments, eg:]

        1. 1.3.1

          [conducting ourselves responsibly and in an ethical manner]

        1. 1.3.2

          [creating a positive and supportive working environment]

        1. 1.3.3

          [supporting local communities]

        1. 1.3.4

          [improving service levels to clients]

        1. 1.3.5

          [acting fairly in our dealings with suppliers and other third parties]

        1. 1.3.6

          [minimising the impact on our environment]

    1. 2

      Communication

      1. 2.1

        We communicate this policy to our staff, clients and other stakeholders by means of [insert details of how your firm communicates the policy to stakeholders, eg via the intranet, your website or brochures].

      1. 2.2

        We provide our staff with training on our CSR strategy and this policy and seek to raise awareness of any negative impacts of our business and methods to reduce them.

    1. 3

      Responsibility and review

      1. 3.1

        [Enter the name of the person or persons who have overall responsibility for your CSR strategy and policy implementation,

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