Why get CSR Accreditation

“88% of consumers said they were more likely
to buy from a company that supports and
engages in activities to improve society.”

Your completed CSR application can also
be used as the basis for your organisations
CSR policy.

Why get accreditation

Positive Corporate Social Responsibility improves a company’s public image and relationship with consumers.

It is all about reputation.

A good reputation improves:

  • Consumer loyalty
  • End user loyalty
  • Staff loyalty
  • And more importantly – referrals and enhanced brand visibility

Customers want to trust organisations they engage with. Employees want to work for values-driven employers and investors want to know that a company is addressing its ethical responsibility.

Corporate Social Responsibility has many advantages that can apply to any business, regardless of its size or sector.

It establishes a process that you can use every year to monitor
and report your CSR activities.

It is amazing what we are already doing in the arena of CSR that we don’t talk about.
Many or indeed most of us will have already implemented positive action in one or more
of the four pillars.

The benefits of CSR accreditation

Better brand recognition:
Improve your brand reputation to all of your audiences through delivering ethical practices throughout your business.

Positive business reputation:
Building a reputation as a responsible business can lead to competitive advantage.

Customer engagement:
Using CSR accreditation can help you engage with your customers in new ways. Since the message is about something ‘good’, it can often be an easier way to talk to your customers.

Employee engagement:
Employees want to feel proud of the organisation they work for and are less likely to look for a job elsewhere. It is also likely that you will receive more job applications because people want to work for you.

Investors are more likely to be attracted to and continue to support companies that demonstrate a commitment not only to employees and customers, but also to causes and organizations that impact the lives of others.

Tendering Trends:
A robust approach to Corporate Social Responsibility can give you an advantage in the tender process.
It is now common place to be scored on your CSR performance including health and wellbeing of staff when tendering for both pubic and private projects.

PR and Marketing:
CSR accreditation provides the opportunity to share positive stories online and through traditional media.

CSR is not something for the short term. It’s all about achieving long term results and business continuity.





All successful CSR Accreditation’s will be automatically entered into the International CSR Excellence Awards.


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You will be required to submit a CSR application that covers (where possible) the four pillars of CSR and takes into consideration elements highlighted in the guidance notes.

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



  • 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.