The Corporate Responsibility Index

2014 CR Index

Our CR Index provides an insight into how leading companies are driving responsible business practice and serves as a valuable self-assessment tool.

In 2014 our members benefited from a more flexible tool which provided a quick snapshot of their performance as they completed each of the different modules. They also had the opportunity to 'dip into' specific sections of the Index using the new online tool and generate an immediate report - with scores for all or specific sections of the index.

This year the CR Index has identified six trends that are leading the responsible business agenda. To discover what these are and find out more you can:

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Companies can choose to use the tool on a public or private basis.

  • Public participation is for companies who want to be included in the annual CR Index ranking and demonstrate a commitment to transparently improve their social and environmental performance
  • Private participation is designed for companies not ready to disclose their performance and focuses on providing guidance and feedback to help organisations better integrate and improve their CR performance
  • Modular access allows members to complete specific sections of the CR Index using the new online tool and receive an immediate report, with scores for all or specific sections of the CR Index.

Global participation is designed for businesses with worldwide operations, recognised in various countries all over the world it has been used as a international management and benchmarking tool since 2003.

About the CR Index

Developed in consultation with business leaders the first CR Index survey was launched in 2002. In addition to being a public exercise in transparency the CR Index is a robust tool to help companies systematically measure, manage and integrate responsible business practice.

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Benefits of Participation

Today, competitive and resilient organisations must understand and manage the very real risks and opportunities that social and environmental issues present and seek to integrate responsible business principles and practice throughout their operations and strategy. As such, the Index aims to challenge and support businesses on their collective journey towards a more sustainable future.

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