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Business responsibility

'Business responsibility' or 'Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)' explained

The aim of business responsibility or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), is to ensure that businesses think about and act upon the impact their business is having socially, economically and environmentally. For example, reducing waste consumption or volunteering in the local community.

We believe responsible business practices offer benefits both for businesses and communities. It is easy to get started with becoming a responsible business.

 88% of consumers said they were more likely to buy from a company that supports and engages in activities to improve society. 

-  Better Business Journey, UK Small Business Consortium

How my business can contribute to the local community

Responsible business practices can align with the priorities of your business. To help you identify the opportunities that might be of interest to you we have organised the opportunities into the following four categories:

These opportunities respond to local needs and will ensure your efforts support local plans

Take a test

If you want to check how your business is currently doing, take this quick free test from Business in the Community.

Business in the Community has developed a gap analysis and benchmarking tool to help small companies develop a strategic approach to improving their social and environmental performance.

Case studies

To see how other businesses are being responsible businesses look at these case studies.

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