Corporate Social Responsibility

What is corporate social responsibility?

Corporate social responsibility, widely referred to as CSR, can be described as a corporation's self-regulated initiative to assess and take responsibility for the company's impact on society and the environment. The term generally applies to the efforts that ensures active compliance within the spirit of law, ethical standards and national and international norms. Nowadays CSR approaches taken by many corporations seek to go beyond compliance and engage in actions that deliver further social good, beyond the interests of the organisation and that which are required by law.

CSR in construction

CSR is becoming an ever-increasing feature in the UK construction arena, particularly through client driven agenda. In the public sector domain, the introduction of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 has been instrumental in bringing about a stepped change. The Act requires that all public bodies in England and Wales, including local authorities, are required to consider how the services they commission and procure might improve the socioeconomic and environmental well-being of the area they serve. Outside of the public sector, industries such as retail, utilities, transport and infrastructure are also putting CSR at the heart of their corporate delivery. 


Project Five Academy has developed structured programmes designed to further the knowledge and skills of professionals working across the construction sector.

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