Corporate social responsibility

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) refers to the responsibility of businesses to take account of the economic, social and environmental impact of the manner in which they operate, over and above their minimum legal requirements.


Could your HR policies be stifling compassion?

As teams return to work and many employees continue to juggle heavy work demands with personal stress, how can HR...

Florence Widdicombe holding a Tesco Christmas card from the same pack that contained a message from a Chinese prisoner.

Tesco’s China Christmas story reveals modern slavery vulnerability

23 Dec 2019

The vulnerability of UK supermarkets’ supply chains to inhumane labour practices has once again been demonstrated by the news that...

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Businesses find themselves in modern slavery limbo

22 Nov 2019

With legal action hovering over British American Tobacco, and G4S shares being blacklisted by an investment fund, it’s clear that...

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Environmental activism: how can an employer impose its views?

20 Nov 2019

Encouraging employees to adopt a greener lifestyle is one thing, but how far can employers go in terms of building...

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Personnel Today Awards 2019: Reconomy bags new Sustainable Business Award

20 Nov 2019

Waste reduction business Reconomy were crowned winners of this new category for 2019, which recognises employers that have sustainability at...

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Two-thirds don’t want to talk about money issues at work

6 Nov 2019

Business for the Community research finds a fifth of staff are struggling to make ends meet.

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FTSE 100 firm faces landmark modern slavery legal challenge

1 Nov 2019

Legal challenge on child labour used on farms in Malawi hangs over British American Tobacco.

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Gig workers should be able to form unions, says EU commissioner

25 Oct 2019

The European Union’s competition commissioner has said that gig workers should be able to “team up” to form unions.

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Worker exploitation commonplace in supermarket supply chains

10 Oct 2019

Poor pay, exploitative working conditions and human rights abuses are commonplace in the supply chains for major supermarkets

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How employees are using social activism to make their voices heard

16 Jul 2019

With traditional union membership in decline, employees are finding new ways to voice their opposition to corporate decisions, as shown...

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Is ethical leadership under threat from populism?

21 Jun 2019

Ethical leadership, fairness and equality are seen as vital qualities for successful organisations. But in the age of populism what if leaders no longer buy into this?

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Could DNA testing be the key to developing talent?

31 May 2019

DNA testing for ancestry and medical insights has become increasingly popular as the technology matures, but what impact could it have on talent development at work?

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Fast-fashion retailer Boohoo rejects union discussions

17 May 2019

Online fashion retailer Boohoo has refused to allow trade union representatives to discuss recognition for employees, The Guardian has reported....

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Online activism in the workplace: how should HR respond?

12 Mar 2019

Technology has revolutionised the way many people organise their work and created a debate around employee status. But it is...

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Public sector contracts more likely to go to employers that ‘improve society’

11 Mar 2019

Companies that do more to employ people from diverse backgrounds and reduce modern slavery will be first up for public...

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