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Corporate Social Responsibility

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Across the borough, companies are offering help and support in their communities.

If you're doing your bit, let us know by emailing economicboard@walsall.gov.uk

You can copy @WalsallCouncil into your tweets and use #WalsallCSR

Why CSR works for you

There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that the benefits of undertaking CSR far outweigh any concerns over financial performance. Committing to voluntary work in the community benefits staff as well as residents. It can do wonders for staff morale and, as a consequence, productivity.

"It's not all about the bottom line: companies who give back can have better staff loyalty, engagement and productivity"

(The Guardian, February 2018)

How you can get involved

You and your workforce have transferable skills that could benefit Walsall's community and voluntary sector. We're planning a series of workshops that you could either support or deliver. Themes include:

  • ICT
  • GDPR
  • capital assets
  • legal
  • finance
  • social media
  • marketing

This kind of information can be invaluable to a small charity, and your time and expertise could make a huge difference.

Email us if you'd like to get involved in the skillshare workshops: economicboard@walsall.gov.uk

One Walsall has created a business engaging communities web page (#becsystem) where you can register to take part in a range of activities.

Get involved in environmental or green space activities

Litter picking

A litter pick is a simple and effective way to make a difference in your community. Visit our community litter picking Facebook page to find out how and where you can get involved.

Sign up to the litter charter

A clean, healthy environment is good for the borough of Walsall and for our local economy. It plays an important role in improving our wellbeing and it helps our businesses to be more successful. You can sign your company up to the Walsall community litter charter.

Support our parks

Our parks provide opportunities for play and relaxation and businesses can play a vital role in supporting them. 

Visit the Rethinking Parks website to discover the environmental, ethical and philanthropic ways you can support these wonderful community assets, or email the Healthy Spaces Team.

Latest opportunities

In October we have corporate tree planting in Walsall Arboretum. If you'd like to join in, email the Healthy Spaces Team.

That's what the team at Wesleyan did recently and the story was covered by the Express & Star.

Wesleyan corporate tree planting

Photo courtesy Express & Star

Other projects include the restoration of the community garden at Walsall Arboretum, and enhancement of the wetland area at Palfrey Park. You can download our capital projects brochure to find out more.

Tell us what your company is doing

Walsall Economic Board is beginning to map current and planned CSR work. This is so we can provide a strategic lead to reduce duplication, and ensure the widest possible benefits within the borough.

If your company is engaged in CSR work, we’d love to hear from you. You can email us at economicboard@walsall.gov.uk, and you can promote your efforts using the hashtag #WalsallCSR

The chair of the Walsall Economic Board's CSR group, Tarra Simmons, explains why CSR is important to Mid Counties Cooperative and Walsall: