Corporate Social Responsibility

Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce are proud to announce the launch of our Corporate Social Responsibility Accreditation Scheme.

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

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


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We will award successful businesses Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards on an annual basis.

Those businesses will then be able to display our logo to show their commitment to our scheme.