Achieving CSR Accreditation

It is really straightforward, simply assess and
report your CSR activity, submit your application
and leave the rest to us.

Achieving accrediation

Show you are an Accredited CSR Leader…

The process of achieving a CSR Accreditation begins with your own assessment of every aspect of your organisation’s CSR activities. No matter what size your business, large or small, you submit an application based on our ‘Four Pillars of CSR’ and the assessment guidance notes.
Please remember that it is not essential that you deliver CSR activities in all four of the CSR pillars or everything on the associated lists, this is just a guide to help you structure your application.
An appropriate fee is charged based on your company size. The CSRA panel assesses your application and responds accordingly. All successful applications will receive a Gold, Silver or Bronze Accreditation pack. Any applicants that are unsuccessful will receive a gap analysis report on their application and a chance to re-apply before the Assessment Panel next meets.

The Four Pillars of CSR:

Use the four pillars together with the assessment guidance notes to help you when submitting your application. You may also identify practices that are not shown by the four pillars. Please include anything you consider relevant.We are interested in all and any activity which benefits the environment and community.

Environmental CSR:
Focuses on eco-issues such as climate change.

Community  CSR:
Businesses work with other organisations to improve the quality of life of the people in the local community.

Workplace CSR:
Policies that improve products and services and staff.

Philanthropic CSR:
Support charities through volunteering, donation or sponsorship.

Familiarise yourself with requirements of the assessment guidance notes. Look at what you already have in relation to what the four pillars. Carry out a gap analysis to identify areas that need addressing.

For help filling your CSR Accreditation Application Call 01494 444494 NOW

Please use the Application Support Information provided in the links below:

At a glance Four Pillars list

How to fill in your application – Your full guide on CSR Accreditation Application 

Your template CSR Accreditation Application Form Word Document

Assessment Guidance Notes

Workshop and Audits


Please include documentation on policies, procedures and systems such as systems for recording energy saving, reviews of performance against strategic targets, impact reports and notes from audits. (See application form)

CSR Accreditation Assessment Panel
The CSR-AA Panel is made up of individuals from organisations that have experience of CSR, benefit from CSR or advise on / implement CSR.

Assessment Panel

Click here for information on the Accreditation Process


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Please register for your CSR Accrediation Application first.
This will provide you with a Guide that will help you with your CSR Accreditation application.
The next appication deadline is June 30th 2019


  • Create an inclusive program of CSR activities that staff can engage with and feel proud off.
  • Increase sales and customer loyalty, operational costs and overall better financial performance.
  • By reducing resource use, waste and emissions, you can help the environment and save money.
  • Increase your attraction for new employees or retain existing staff.

Find out just how easy it is to apply for CSR Accreditation