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Advice for your business: On the 11th day of Christmas…

…consider corporate social responsibility.

Don’t let those pipers piping make you sound out of tune with the local community.

For many companies in the UK and globally, corporate social responsibility has become a key feature of business strategy, decisions, activities and communications. This growing awareness and attention to community issues can have numerous benefits.

In recent years, there has been increasing demand for ethical, community focused trading practices from governments, shareholders, other stakeholders (for example, customers) and interest groups. Companies have become more aware of the setting in which they operate and now recognise they have a key part to play in sustainable developments and the environment.

By becoming an active, integrated member of your local community, you can:

  • Achieve or improve your competitive edge, gain and maintain clients and increase the business’ value
  • Enhance or protect your reputation
  • Make cost savings by reducing waste
  • Manage risks
  • Avoid controversy
  • Improve staff recruitment, retention, motivation, morale and job satisfaction
  • Develop a business culture and values to help distinguish and promote your brand
  • Improve relationships with suppliers and government authorities
  • Attract shareholders through socially responsible investments

If you would like to develop a corporate responsibility strategy that is practical and easy to implement, contact our corporate specialist, Rob Moore, on (0114) 218 4000 or email

Rob Moore

Rob Moore is head of business legal services at Taylor&Emmet. Rob also heads up the highly successful corporate and commercial department. Rob joined Taylor&Emmet in 1997, and has been practising law since 1991. Rob advises a wide range of clients, from sole traders to large institutions. Rob previously advised on commercial disputes, and continues to advise local Insolvency Practitioners. For more information on this topic email or call him on 0114 218 4051.

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