What is corporate social responsibility (CSR)?

Corporate social responsibility is a term that describes how organisations consider the economic, social and environmental impacts of how they work. It can provide real benefits for residents and community groups while making the most of what businesses and organisations can offer. This is also referred to as social value or environment social governance. Whatever it is called in your organisation, it’s all about the impact an organisation makes on society, the environment and the economy.

This includes the ways in which the private or corporate sector can help support the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector. This may be through volunteering time, sharing expertise and facilities or making a financial donation.

Catalyst value to CSR

We’re aware that many businesses and individuals are already supporting local communities in various ways. From donating a prize to a charity raffle to large financial donations or use of services. We are not asking for any of this good work to stop, what Catalyst are here to help with is direct you to organisations and groups to directly address some of the needs and issues in our area at a given point in time.

Here at Catalyst, we are uniquely placed in the heart of the VCSE sector, allowing us to inform and support the private sector on where and how their contributions can have the greatest impact in our Borough.

We are working in partnership with Stockton on Tees Borough Council on CSR to ensure a strategic approach that benefits the communities in our Borough as much as possible.

If you or your organisation would like help with delivering the outcomes of their CSR policy or need help identifying places to volunteer or donate money to contact Megan Stevens at megan.stevens@catalyststockton.org 07497 151648.

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