Corporate social responsibility

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is an all year-round commitment that companies accept for how they interact with their workforce, community and environment.

Essentially it is about how business takes account of its economic, social and environmental impacts in the way it operates - maximising the benefits and minimising the downsides.  It is the voluntary actions that business can take, over and above compliance with minimum legal requirements, to address both its own competitive interests and the interests of wider society.

The ways businesses can contribute include:

  • Environmental Education Project - Based at Rosliston Forestry Centre, the Environmental Education Project has been organising a range of public events, environmental courses and school visits across the District since 1994. Businesses can support the work of the project and individual community environmental initiatives through time, expertise or resources.
  • The National Forest - The National Forest Company has years of experience building creative, mutually beneficial partnerships with the private sector. They can create a customised sponsorship, tailored to achieve your specific business objectives. Whatever your size or budget they have the track record, flexibility and positive approach to make it work.
  • Business in the Community - A unique business movement committed to transforming business and transforming communities. Members are asked to work with them on five campaign areas, which aim to build resilient communities, diverse workplaces and a more sustainable future. Business in the Community offers a range of services that challenge and support members and help to transform businesses.