CSR-A welcomes Michael Reiss von Filski to Assessment Panel
Michael is the global CEO of GGI | Global Alliance a leading organisation of independent law firms, accounting firms and consulting firms worldwide. He is also director of a Swiss based Family Office and Consulting Firm, having over eighteen years’ experience in advisory services. As well as holding two Masters Degrees in Law, he is accredited as observer to the European Parliament and is the Chairman of AILFN (@Association of International Law Firms Network. Michael is also a member of the International Advisory Board of the Louvain School of Management (LSM) – UCL, an honorary Professor of International Law and has received the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award by the Hon. President Barack Obama in 2016.
He has a dedicated passion for social responsibility and leaving a positive legacy for future generations. There is no doubt that his considerable experience in the legal and financial sectors will bring huge value to CSR-A.
What is CSR Accreditation?
Achieving CSR Accreditation is a visible testimony of excellence in Social Responsibility. The accreditation helps you integrate social, environmental, ethical, human rights and consumer concerns into your business operations and strategy.
A CSR Accreditation can be used to:
- Deliver the information required for ESG (Environmental Social Governance) reporting
- Identify the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) which you may wish to support.
- Write a Social Value policy
- Reduce negative impact on climate change – Race to Zero
- Produce a Social Impact Report.
- Enrich, enable and engage employees, shareholders and stakeholders.
CSR-A run the only CSR Accreditation scheme in the UK and now operate globally
The CSR Accreditation is an effective way to benchmark what you are already doing with regard to social responsibility. It is a process in which you collate, measure and report on your organisation’s socially responsible activities. An accreditation will also provide you with a roadmap for planning future activity.
This is a fully holistic and inclusive approach that allows for all organisations – private, public and third sector and is for all sizes from sole traders to large corporations. It employs a white paper approach that promotes an organisation’s individuality.
The application process provides a simple and straightforward template where you record activity against the Social Responsibility ‘Four Pillars’ of environment, workplace, community and philanthropy. Each Social Responsibility Pillar is designed to help you impact report on areas such as energy performance, recycling, staff engagement, health and well-being, community engagement and support for local and national charities.
The establishment of a CSR Accreditation is a crucial component of a company’s competitiveness and something that should be led by the business itself. For companies, the overall aim is to achieve a positive impact on society as a whole while maximising the creation of shared value for the owners of the business, its employees, shareholders and stakeholders.