The Social Responsibility Assessment is an online measurement tool that organizations can use to assess their current level of social responsibility. 

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/area it serves

Data Output

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

  • What are the organization’s strengths and weaknesses among the social responsibility characteristics?
  • What should be the organization’s priorities moving forward?
  • What differences exist between subgroups within the organization (e.g. gender, ethnicity or length of service)?
  • How does the organization’s 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 Social Responsibility Assessment
  • Debrief: Guide to processing the data and converting the lessons into action

What Makes an Organization Socially Responsible?

  • Mission: Provides an inspiring message about how it serves the world
  • Partnership: Works collaboratively to increase social impact
  • Inclusion: Increases access and voice for people it seeks to serve
  • Authenticity: Walks the talk
  • Empathy: Understands how other people see the world
  • Equity: Eliminates disparities and discrimination that deny opportunity
  • Systems: Works to change systems for long-term and sustainable change
  • Strengths: Honors and builds on the community’s diverse talents and cultures
  • Family: Strengthens a family’s capacity to thrive as a unit
  • Accountability: Assesses long and short-term effectiveness and impact on the community