This training course aims to help organisations understand how they can create a CSR policy that supports environmental, workplace, community and philanthropic issues and how they can work in ways that deliver positive outcomes.

The training course is for those who wish to develop their organisation’s CSR policy including CEOs/MDs, executive teams, senior leadership, HR managers and CSR professionals. The course is also suitable for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of the importance of CSR in the workplace.

Throughout the training, learners will develop an awareness of why CSR adds clear benefits to your organisation and how these can be incorporated into day-to-day business practice. The course features a range of real-life examples of organisations with successful CSR policies, which helps learners to understand why taking care of people, the environment and the economy are vital for the long-term growth of every organisation.

The course is divided into 7 modules and includes an assessment at the conclusion.

  1. What is Corporate Social Responsibility?
    Discover why CSR is important to all organisations. CSR can take many forms depending on an organisation and industry sector. In order for a organisation to define its CSR policy, it needs to explore its responsibilities to itself and its shareholders.
  2. The benefits of CSR
    CSR has many advantages that apply to every organisation, regardless of its size, purpose or sector. Positive CSR improves a organisation’s public image and relationship with consumers. It is all about positive reputation.
  3. CSR and legal requirements
    Learn how legal certifications such as ISO 26000, ISO 20121, ISO 14001, EU EMAS, Environmental Legislation, SA8000, UN Global Goals, UNSDG, the Social Value Act 2013 and other relevant legislation can impact on your CSR Policy.
  4. The CSR Four Pillars
    Examine the CSR Four Pillars – Environment, Workplace, Community and Philanthropic. Learn how to Integrate these concepts throughout an organisation’s CSR policy. Auditing, evidencing and reporting CSR activity against the Four Pillars.
  5. Creating a CSR Strategy
    Spotlight Stakeholder engagement, develop a CSR strategy, improve performance, encourage employee commitment and internal engagement, integrate reward systems and reporting.
  6. Communicating CSR policy
    Most practices related to CSR will involve some form of internal and external  communication such as CSR reports, annual reports, PR and social media channels. We will show how communication of your CSR outcomes delivers positive narrative through all marketing channels.
  7. CSR Accreditation
    CSR Accreditation exists to enhance an organisation’s reputation for socially responsible action, openness, integrity and accountability, to strengthen stakeholder trust in an organisation. It will also help to review processes and encourage efficiencies both environmental and business leading to improved performance and profitability. (does not apply if your organisation is already accredited)

Candidates will also receive:

  • Presentation Notes Accompanying notes for the positive benefits of CSR to your organisation.
  • Four Pillars Worksheets.
  • An explanation of the Four Pillars of CSR.
  • CSR Policy Template.
  • Working Word Document for formatting a CSR Policy.
  • Guidance for Accreditation Manual For candidates who wish to pursue Accreditation.
  • Certificate of Training Signed by CSR-A for proof of completion.

1 day course – run through and explore all modules £1200.00
2 day course – a more in-depth study within each module £ 2400.00

Each module takes approximately 45 minutes.
The training course timings – 5 hours – 9.30am – 3.00pm. (30 min lunch break)
These can be held at your premises and times can be modified to suit you.
CSR Training should take place every three years.

For more information email:
or call: 01494 444494

The CSR Training Course is endorsed by:
The Institute Of Administrative Management

The IAM is one of the oldest management institute in the UK having inspired professional business managers and administrators since 1915. Our focus is developing professional administrators, administrative managers and business leaders. We are able to do this through our membership services and qualification programs to help individuals develop skills, build successful careers and reach their full potential.