Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)

"Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) is a membership organization for companies of all sizes and sectors. BSR's mission is to help its member companies achieve long-term commercial success by implementing policies and practices that honor high ethical standards and meet their responsibilities to all who are impacted by their decisions.

Founded in 1992, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) is a national association of businesses, with more than 1,200 members and affiliated members. BSR provides assistance to companies seeking to implement policies and practices which contribute to the long-term, sustained and responsible success of their enterprises and which fairly balance the competing claims of key stakeholders, their investors, employees, customers, business partners, communities, and the environment. BSR also operates the Business for Social Responsibility Education Fund (BSREF), a 501(c)(3), non-profit research and education organization that promotes more responsible practices in the broader business community.

BSR tracks emerging issues and trends, provides information on corporate "leadership practices", conducts research and educational workshops, and develops practical business tools, consulting services, and technical assistance to help member companies implement more responsible policies in their own businesses. BSR member companies receive a directory of members cross-referenced by sector and location, a bi-monthly newsletter, research publications on corporate social responsibility issues, and discounted fees for its annual conference, meetings and educational materials. Member companies also gain access to BSR's Resource Center, which serves as a "leadership practices" clearinghouse of information about what businesses are doing to become more profitable and responsible.

Our membership now represents 4 million employees and $900 billion in annual revenues."

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