Online Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Course

CPD Approved
Corporate Social Responsibility
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  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

This Corporate Social Responsibility training course aims to help learners understand how they can create a strategy that promotes environmental, societal and economic issues and how they can work in ways that are resourceful, ethical and sustainable.

Throughout the course, learners will develop an awareness of why Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability are important and how they can be incorporated into day-to-day business. The course features a range of real-life examples of companies with successful CSR policies and helps learners to understand why taking care of people, the environment and the economy are vital for the long-term growth of their business.

  • Developed by business professionals
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate Duration: 2 hours
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

Aims of the course

By the end of this course, learners will:

  • Understand what corporate social responsibility (CSR) is.
  • Understand why corporate social responsibility is important to businesses and stakeholders.
  • Develop a knowledge of the benefits of incorporating corporate social responsibility into a business.
  • Be aware of the consequences of running a company without taking into account corporate social responsibility.
  • Understand the laws, guidance and regulations that are relevant to corporate social responsibility.
  • Develop an understanding of what makes a good corporate social responsibility strategy and have the necessary knowledge to implement one.


CPD Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!

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Course content

1What is Corporate Social Responsibility?

What is corporate social responsibility? What is sustainability? Why is corporate social responsibility important? Benefits of corporate social responsibility, stakeholders, implementing CSR and sustainability and Marks and Spencer case study.

2CSR and the Law

ISO 26000, ISO 20121, ISO 14001, EU EMAS, environmental legislation, SA8000, the UN Global Compact, the UN Global Goals, the Companies Act 2006 and other relevant legislation.

3Improving CSR

Re-engineer the process, redesign the process, product or service, be transparent, work on a global scale, back the environment, support the local community, support your employees, support staff training and greenwashing.

4Creating a CSR Strategy

Commitment to sustainability, the mission statement, developing a CSR strategy, improving performance, measuring performance, encouraging employee commitment, reward systems and reporting.

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The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 10 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

Who should take this course?

This CSR online course is for those with responsibility for developing their company's Corporate Social Responsibility policy, such as business ethics consultants, compliance managers and education compliance managers. The course is also suitable for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of the importance of CSR and sustainability in the workplace.

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Add your chosen course to your basket. Once you’ve added all the courses you need, follow our step-by-step checkout process where you can purchase using Debit or Credit card.

For companies ordering 5 or more courses, you’ll also be given the option to pay by invoice.

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Course access

Once you’ve completed your purchase, look out for an email containing the details you’ll need to start your training. 

If you’ve purchased a single course, we’ll send you a unique course code. You can use this to add your training to an existing account, or create a brand new one. 

Purchased multiple courses for training your team? We’ll email you all the login details you need to distribute to your staff.

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If your delivery address is in the UK, we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address once you’ve completed your course. Although we try to deliver your certificates as soon as possible, please allow 3-4 working days for delivery.

Don’t want to wait? You can instantly download your digital certificate as a PDF after course completion.

Additionally, please note that if your company is paying by invoice we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

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Continued support

Our friendly customer support team is happy to help at any stage of your training. Call us on 0333 006 7000 or contact, and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you may have. 

Additionally, have you seen our help page? It’s full of useful information to help guide you through your training experience.