Corporate Responsibility

As the Government’s stated vision for Corporate Responsibility is to see private and public sector organisations in the UK take account of their economic, social and environmental impact, – locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. BERR has now produced the

Corporate responsibility reportPDF document (596KB) which has taken onboard the opinions all OGDs.


What is Corporate Responsibility (CR)

The Government sees CR as the business contribution to our sustainable development goals. Essentially it is about how business takes account of its economic, social and environmental impacts in the way it operates – maximising the benefits and minimising the downsides.

Specifically, we see CR as the voluntary actions that business can take, over and above compliance with minimum legal requirements, to address both its own competitive interests and the interests of wider society. Click here to find out more about the case for CR


The Government's 2004 CR report is below.


The Government set out its strategy to meet our goals for sustainable development in its 2005 UK Sustainable Development Strategy. You can find out more on

Related websites:

Corporate Responsibility Group

Ethical Performance

Sustainable Development Commission

Business in the Community

CORE Coalition


Corporate Citizenship

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