Tendering for Care

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility
A general definition of CSR which has been adopted by the European Commission is:

"CSR is a consept whereby companies decide voluntrarily to contribute to a better society and a cleaner environment"

So CSR has a great deal to with how the tenderer relates to the local community.
Clearly the use of volunteers is an important aspect of the CSR but also is:
  • purchasing from local suppliers;
  • helping service users to act as volunteers in the community;
  • services for older people linking with schools for reminiscence style activities;
  • defined routes for driving between premises which minimise use of fuel;
  • other similar activities

A CSR policy involves addressing aspescts of the company or organisation's

  • customers;
  • suppliers;
  • environmental management;
  • local community; and
  • employees


So charitable status is clearly an aspect of CSR it is by no means the whole story.

Download full explanation of Tendering and CSR with an initial policy checklist


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