Seal of Corporate Excellence 

An authorized CESRA Accreditation Mark(s) may be used by a CESRA Accredited Company in good standing, consistent with CESRA policy requirements.

PILLARS OF CSR 

The process of achieving CESRA CSR Accreditation begins with an assessment of every aspect of your company's CSR activities. Your application will be vetted based on the ‘Five Pillars of CSR’ represented on our CSR assessment tool:- 

Governance

Corporate governance is concerned with holding the balance between economic and social goals and between individual and communal goals. The corporate governance framework is there to encourage the efficient use of resources and equally to require accountability for the stewardship of those resources.

Environment

The environmental dimension of corporate social responsibility refers to your business's impact on the environment. The goal, as a socially responsible company, is to engage in business practices that benefit the environment.

These would include:

  • Avoidance of pollution
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Recycling
  • Waste and Energy efficiency measures

Labour Relations

This plan must cover labour and human rights practices that go beyond the law. Conditions of employment and the workplace environment underpin successful businesses.  For businesses who want to attract and retain the best talent, they must demonstrate a commitment to good workplace practices.  Motivated and engaged staff are better able to deliver productivity, good customer services and innovation, which contribute to business success and support the overall reputation of the business.

Business/Marketplace Environment

The Marketplace Pillar relates to how an organisation manages its relationship with its customers, suppliers and business partners. Buying and selling products or services is a core part of business. Ensuring this is done in an ethical and sustainable manner in today's business environment is key to a company's reputation and long-term viability.

Community Relations

A part of company’s social responsibility is to act as a corporate citizen. In other words, a company has a responsibility toward the community or communities in which it operates. Therefore, to meet this responsibility, firstly it must establish a plan for community engagement

These can include:

  • Funding of community projects
  • Sponsorship of local clubs
  • Volunteering by employees in educational activities and other outreach initiatives during work hours.
PROCESS OF ACCREDITATION 
Receiving a CSR Accreditation from CESRA Kenya is a visible testimony of your excellence in CSR. This accreditation and the Badge of CSR excellence proves to our customer and stakeholders that you have successfully embedded CSR initiatives throughout your business operations.
CESRA Kenya, will access your application based on our FIVE pillars of CSR, and how well your CSR activities are impacting the recipients.   
  1.  An independent panel will audit your application and the policy documents that your organization will attach to the application
  2. CESRA has an assessment guideline list to enable them to score your application 
  3. The organization will be required to pay Ksh 45,000/= (payable every 2 years ) as the accreditation fee
  4. Once your application is approved, your company will be awarded the CSR excellence badge for display across all your brand touch-points such as printed materials, websites, etc. Alongside the other 10 benefits listed above
  5. If your application is not approved, CESRA allows an appeal within 3 months of denial where the applicant will allow CESRA to work hand in hand to help the company acquire CSR compliant status