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Meeting your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

What is Corporate Social Responsibility?

The Business Council for Sustainable Development defines Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as:

'The continuing commitment by business to behave ethically and contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life of the workforce and their families as well as of the local community and society at large'

Corporate social responsibility: making good business sense [PDF, 592KB]

What does it involve?

Some of the common activities undertaken as part of CSR include:

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What are the benefits of corporate social responsibility?

Undertaking CSR activities can help your organisation to:

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How does CSR relate to stress at work?

CSR takes into account the interests of employees and their health and safety. This includes the effects of work on the development of work related stress. Effective management of health and safety is vital to employee well being.

Employers should ensure that as part of their CSR they consider the health and safety of their employees, including work related stress. This may include, for example, using stress management programmes.

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Find out more

You’ll find some useful resources here that provides helpful guidance, background and some case studies that show how others have dealt with work related stress.

Updated 2011-01-04