Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is defined as the responsibility of an organisation for the impact of its decisions on society and the environment, above and beyond its legal obligations, through transparent and ethical behaviour.  CSR is therefore simply a way for companies to take responsibility for the social and environmental impacts of their business operations. A robust Corporate Social Responsibility program is an opportunity for companies to demonstrate their good corporate citizenship and protect the company from outsized risk by looking at the whole social and environmental sphere that surrounds the company.

Accreditation Scheme

The Bournemouth Chamber of Trade & Commerce accreditation scheme has been developed to enable more businesses to be corporately socially responsible and is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your CSR credentials by showing your commitment to supporting charities, employees and your local economy and environment by buying locally and adopting green policies.  We are therefore very proud to have launched the CSR Accreditation Scheme, working alongside BCP Council, Leading Business Organisations and the Arts University Bournemouth (AUB).

Join the Bournemouth Chamber

To join the Bournemouth Chamber of Trade & Commerce accreditation scheme you need to complete our Corporate Social Responsibility Scorecard at https://csr-online.org where you will be awarded an accreditation and your business will be eligible to be certified under the scheme.  We will award successful businesses Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards on an annual basis. Those businesses will then be able to display our logo to show their commitment to the scheme.