The CSR process

CSR in Practice aims at providing practical solutions to make your business more sustainable.

The benefits? I can write a ten page document on the benefits of CSR. In fact, many people have done this already and I don’t want to do this because it takes a lot of time and I want to keep things simple. Basically it comes down to:

CSR = lower costs + happy employees + happy customers + happy business partners + a healthier environment + more profits

This is the easy part part because we all agree that these are the things you want to achieve as a business. The difficult part is to organise your business processes in such a way that this can be realised for your company. To help you do this, you can hire me to look at your organisation and help you with the following:

1: CSR Assessment

2: CSR Strategy formulation

3: CSR Evaluation

The assessment is a tool to identify weak and strong CSR areas and serves as a catalyst for inter organizational learning for CSR.

During the first phase your companies’ impact on the four following areas will be assessed:

  • Environment
  • Human resources
  • Clients and suppliers
  • Society

Deliverable: a report summarising the results of the organisational review including CSR strenghts and opportunities.

Formulate the strategy including CSR priorities and actions for improvement everywhere in the organization.

Deliverable: an easy to use manual with a 12 months planning for CSR activities.

CSR requires ongoing learning. An evaluation process of CRS activities and the progress will generate more knowledge for action and it will help to improve on existing ways of doing things.

Deliverable: a report on the extent to which the CSR programs have delivered the expected results including recommendations on how to improve the CSR processes.