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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 Corporate Social Responsibility 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 the ‘CSR Four Pillars’ and the assessment guidance notes.

CSR Accreditation is a great way to pull together what you are already doing with regard to corporate social responsibility. It helps you easily report on your sustainable and community engagement. The accreditation application process provides a simple and straight forward template where you can record the organiations activity against the CSR Four Pillars of environment, workplace, community and philanthropy.

Each CSR Pillar is designed to help you audit and report on areas such as buildings and energy, inclusion and participation, community engagement and supporting local and national charities.

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.

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:

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

Your template CSR Accreditation Application Form Word Document

At a glance Four Pillars list

Assessment Guidance Notes


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.

CSR Assessment Panel

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