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.


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

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

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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Why good corporate citizenship brings mutual benefits

18 Feb 2019

Businesses now recognise that good corporate social responsibility is not just about financial donations. Being a good corporate citizen can...

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Employers need support around whistleblowing argues charity

23 Oct 2018

Whistleblowing support charity Protect celebrates its 25th anniversary with a benchmarking tool that aims to help organisations build trust and...

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UK employees more lenient around ethics but more likely to report misconduct

13 Sep 2018

UK employees take a more lenient approach than the European average to questionable workplace behaviour...

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Why companies could be set for a flexible working revolution

18 Jun 2018

Working flexibly can be great for morale and productivity but many companies are held back by cultural obstacles. Mark Grant...

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Skills-based volunteering can boost employee engagement

24 Feb 2018

With younger employees increasingly believing business should be a force for good, Bruce McCombie from Pilotlight looks at how skills-based...

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