A ‘C’ change for CSR – Challenging the ‘C’ in CSR

A ‘C’ change for CSR

Corporate Social Responsibility was first coined in 1953 by American economist Howard Bowen. CSR has since become an essential strategy for many organisations. It is a concept with many definitions and practices which represent the evidenced impact of doing good, delivering purpose and a having a positive impact on society. Something all organisations can be part of.

CSR-A believe that we should adhere to the letters CSR but redefine the meaning. The ‘C’ needs to be more inclusive. No longer should CSR be just for the corporates. We have challenged the ‘C’ in CSR because it excludes a large number of stakeholders, specifically the third and public sectors and because ‘corporate’ does not encompass sole traders or smaller SME’s.

We recommend that the ‘C’ has a wider focus.

• Corporate Social Responsibility (Private Sector)
• Company Social Responsibility (Private Sector)
• Community Social Responsibility (Public Sector)
• Charitable Social Responsibility (Third Sector)
• Consumer Social Responsibility (Products/Services)
• Citizen Social Responsibility (Training/Awareness)

Collective Social Responsibility (All of us) We can then surround these meanings with a Caring, Cohesive approach Common to the wider Collective.

A ‘C’ change

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Make sure you fill in part 1 of your CSR Application first. You will then be directed to a page that will contain a unique link to download your essential CSR Accreditation Application Guide.

Who can enter the CSR Excellence Awards?

Every company or organisation is invited to submit a free entry in one category

The closing date for free entries is March 31

Last minute entries are accepted up to April 30 upon payment of the last minute entry fee of
£150 + VAT (This reduces to £100 + VAT if paid in 14 days).

Late entries are accepted up to May 31 on payment of the £200 Late Entry Fee + VAT (This reduces to £150 + VAT if paid in 14 days).
You can submit separate papers on different projects; and you can submit the same paper in more than one appropriate category.
It is possible to win more than one award.  Additional entries are charged at £100 each, plus VAT

Our panel of independent judges all have experience and success in the field of corporate social responsibility and they will make their decisions by June 20