It’s not just a scorecard it’s a state of mind

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Our Corporate Social Responsibility scorecard is how we can measure our success, without having a measure set against the context of business size how can we know if we are improving or that our work on CSR is meaningful.

The scorecard is not just about the statistics, its about changing business attitudes and for all businesses to see our three aims as critical to their success

 

• Support Charities – We aim to increase business donations to charities, increase staff volunteering and increase payroll giving
• Support Employees – We will encourage employers to support staff with flexible working, home working, stress management, gender and disability equality
• Support Local Businesses – Encourage businesses to buy from local and UK based businesses to create sustainable business communities and economic stability

Focusing your business on CSR will actually improve your bottom line because it will

1. Increase customer and brand loyalty as a result of greater community awareness
2. Improve productivity by having a happy and engaged work force with high morale
3. Improve the planet by becoming more sustainable

Come to our launch event on the 9th April and work with us to make Business in Bournemouth even better

 
https://www.bournemouthchamber.org.uk/event/bhbanter-april/
https://bournemouth.blog/csr/

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It’s Official!

Our Social Enterprise has been formed.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD LTD CIC
Company number 11259411

Our official launch will be at our BH Banter on Monday 9th April at 6pm at Ocean Beach Hotel, 32 East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AQ.

We want you to be there!!! book in now https://www.bournemouthchamber.org.uk/event/bhbanter-april/

I want you

The purpose of the scheme is encourage businesses to
Support Charities – We aim to increase business donations to charities, increase staff volunteering and increase payroll giving

Support Employees – We will encourage employers to support staff with flexible working, home working, stress management, gender and disability equality

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Support Local Businesses – Encourage businesses to buy from local and UK based businesses to create sustainable business communities and economic stability

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To demonstrate support businesses are asked to complete our Scorecard (estimates are acceptable, new businesses can provide forecasts, if you don’t have a policy – simply say no policy). Initially, we will make a judgement on the award to give but as we collect more data will create a more scientific approach to award levels.
Click here to download a PDF copy for reference
Click here to complete the scorecard and take part in the scheme

There is a small annual charge to join the scheme
Start Ups (under 12 months old) £10
Small Businesses (under 10 employees) £20
Medium Businesses (11 to 100 employees) £100
Large Businesses (over 100 employees) £200
Half the money will go to Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce and the other half to a new Social Enterprise which will develop resources and promote CSR. All Directors in both organisations are unpaid volunteers.
To make payment e mail
treasurer@bournemouthchamber.org.uk

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How to succeed at Speed Networking

Speed Networking is great fun, so don’t miss the chance to do it at our next BH Banter on Monday 5th March.

To be successful at Speed Networking you need to do the following

Prepare

You will only have a couple of minutes to explain who you are, what you do and why people want and use your services, so before the event work out what you are going to say. You don’t want to waste time trying to make it up on the night.

The way to win business is to be clear and concise.

Listen

You are going to meet a lot of people in a short period of time.

Make sure you listen to what they say and try to work out how they can help you.

For example, if your a photographer and they organise events or do marketing then they could be a great strategic partner.

Even if you don’t need the service they provide, you might know someone who does, referring people helps you and them, you get to help a friend, your networking contact gets business and often both will try to refer you in future.

Business Cards

Business  cards are essential, often people will make notes on the cards so they follow up afterward and also it helps them remember who they have met.

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Who cares about corporate social responsibility?

Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce care!

For us Social Responsibility encompasses

  • Supporting Charities
  • Supporting Employees
  • Supporting Local Businesses

If we want a sustainable, inclusive and successful local economy all three of the corner stones above are vital.

Surely no one can deny the importance of the three areas of social responsibility we have outlined.

We want to increase business donations to charities, increase staff volunteering and increase payroll giving.

We will encourage employers to support staff with flexible working, home working, stress management, gender and disability equality.

Encourage businesses to buy more from local businesses and to create a sustainable local economy, we will also encourage eco friendly business activity.

Past campaigns have centred on pledges and promises but without measurement and targets they are meaningless.

You wouldn’t run a business without preparing accounts!

There are many businesses who have done exceptional work on social responsibility and best practice needs to be shared and promoted.

We want to give you the chance to demonstrate your support for social responsibility, we have worked with 3 prominent charities to develop a scorecard which will measure and compare social responsibility across businesses.

Using the results we can then have an accreditation process and those who participate will be seen as businesses who care about Social Responsibility.

This isn’t just for members of BCTC we want as many businesses as possible to participate.

We aim to launch our campaign in March, please show you support by liking and sharing this blog.

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