Building a reputation as a responsible business sets you apart. Companies often favour suppliers who demonstrate responsible policies, as this can have a positive impact on how they are perceived by customers.

Some customers don’t just prefer to deal with responsible companies, but insist on it. Sales of environmentally friendly products continue to grow and these products often sell at a premium price.

We strongly recommend you publish your Business Social Responsibility statement on your web site so we have provided a few examples that you may wish to consider;

EXAMPLE ONE

Mission: To develop within our businesses a culture of care for our planet and compassion for its people bringing a fresh sense of team-work, creativity and shared identity that leads to increased profit and the ability to share that prosperity

Our Aims: Our aim is for our business to be profitable to the benefit of all our stakeholders.  Then using our prosperity to engage with the plight of the world’s poor by investing in strategic projects that will empower, equip and enable communities to prosper through a collaborative partnership with Business against Poverty. Through engagement use our financial resources, our expertise, energy, culture and the passion of our employees to help make a life changing difference through projects that we can identify with personally and which leverage our unique expertise and skills.

EXAMPLE TWO

We support organisations, through our chosen charity People against Poverty and Business against Poverty, emphasizing on community and children’s initiatives that benefit the communities in which poverty is rife.  (XYZ Company) focuses its funding on programmes that relate to our strategic direction and reflect our core values of integrity, authenticity, and total customer satisfaction.

EXAMPLE THREE (Recommended for Headline partners i.e. Silver/Gold/Platinum)

We support organisations, through our chosen charity People against Poverty and Business against Poverty, that emphasize community and children’s initiatives that benefit the communities in which poverty is rife.  (XYZ Company) focuses its funding on programmes that relate to our strategic direction and reflect our Core Values of Integrity, Authenticity, and Total Customer Satisfaction.

People against Poverty

People against Poverty is a charity committed to changing lives by alleviating poverty and suffering around the world through direct action.

Their aims are:

  • Feed the hungry, provide shelter, clothe and educate the poor, care for the sick and bring communities together to break the cycle of poverty.
  • To form communities to engage with People against Poverty.
  • To be a gateway, directly enabling communities here in the UK, to engage with International communities bringing life changing experiences.

Business against Poverty

Business against Poverty, is a community of businesses in the UK who through their engagement with projects support the reduction of international poverty and have a desire to change the lives of others.

Business against Poverty is an accredited membership; this community of business people care about the issues of poverty and ethical standards and are taking action! Working together with like-minded people, Business against Poverty enables companies to embrace their corporate social responsibility.

At the  (XYZ Company) we are already (please tailor as required ):

  • Sponsoring children in Romania and Nepal
  • Visiting Romania on awareness trips
  • Donating money that we would have spent on ice cream and desserts on holiday to provide hot meals for Romanian children
  • Encouraging our clients and customers to get involved .

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Some Good examples of Members Websites:

Monster.Travel, Rob Beale Ltdtps -the performance solution, Bosonmedia, Grangeside Business Centre

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