CSR Interview with Fiona Doonican – Gold CSR Accredited sole trader
I am really delighted to share a brief interview with our first Gold CSR Accredited sole trader Fiona Doonican (She/Her).
Fiona talks about her role as a CSR Enabler and the impact that the CSR Accreditation has had on her business.
Fiona will also be taking part in our Social Responsibility – PA, EA and VA’s the perfect enablers for responsible business Webinar – 13 July at 11am 2021
Book your FREE place now: https://bit.ly/3fIDvxO
This webinar will examine the positive impact that social responsibility will have on building a sustainable and therefore successful business.
What is CSR Accrediation?
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.
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.
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.
CSR Accreditation helps with ESG (Environmental Social Governance) reporting and in identifying the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) which you may wish to support. The CSR Accreditation can be used to produce a Social Impact Report.