Why?

  • Awareness: To assess their current organizational strengths, weaknesses and priorities in supporting diversity, inclusion and equity
  • Action: To guide strategic planning to increase opportunity and equity within the organization and in the community/marketplace it serves

Data Output

Organizations that take the Corporate Social Responsibility Assessment will receive data to answer the following questions:

  • What are the business’ strengths and weaknesses among the social responsibility characteristics?
  • What should be the business’ priorities moving forward?
  • What differences exist between subgroups within the business (e.g. gender, ethnicity or length of service)?
  • How does the business’ level of social responsibility affect employee engagement and retention?

Support Materials Available

  • Survey: Online survey available on computers, iPads and smart phones
  • Implementation: A how-to-guide for implementing the survey in the organization
  • Orientation: Presentation to orient survey participants on the purpose and logistics of the Corporate Social Responsibility Assessment
  • Debrief: Guide to processing the data and converting the lessons into action

What Makes a Business Socially Responsible?

  • Community to Equity: Ensures that people from every racial and ethnic background have the opportunities and support needed to reach their potential at work and in the community
  • Community Engagement: Engages with the community through volunteerism, investments and partnerships to increase opportunity and equity
  • Inclusion: Welcomes and includes the voices of people from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds both within its organization and from the community
  • Systems Change: Understands the long-term and sustainable change comes from critically assessing its internal and external systems that might be producing and reproducing inequities
  • Strengths-Finding: Recognizes and incorporates the talents and cultures of diverse racial and ethnic groups both from within the organization and from the community
  • Accountability: Assesses its long and short-term effectiveness and impact on the broader community
  • Supply Chain: Seeks out and employs diverse vendors to support its work