Kong Corporate Social Responsibility Charter
Hong Kong Corporate Social Responsibility Charter
Our organisations in Hong Kong have voluntarily chosen to recognise
the importance of
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by agreeing to the values
outlined in this
Hong Kong CSR Charter.
Representing different sectors with a wide range of activities,
we accept that our
organisations are at different stages in their CSR journey. However,
our organisations share a
commitment to the core principles of CSR and a vision for the
We agree to:
1. Provide leadership
Ultimate responsibility for CSR rests with leadership in our organisations.
We assign clear
responsibilities, resources and leadership roles for addressing
CSR and we promote CSR
within our spheres of influence.
2. Integrate CSR into our organisational
strategy and operations
CSR is about the principles by which we conduct our business.
Due to the varying nature
and needs of our businesses, we implement policies and programmes
relevant to our
workplace, marketplace, community and environment with respect
to local considerations
and in line with our global values.
We aspire to:
3. Engage with our stakeholders
Our stakeholders play a fundamental role in our success. We strive
to engage with our
stakeholders in the workplace, marketplace, supply chain, community
and in matters relating
to public policy.
4. Communicate CSR
Transparency and accountability in respect to CSR are fundamental
to our internal and
external stakeholders. We strive to communicate to our stakeholders
in a manner both
relevant and appropriate to our business.
We commend this Hong Kong CSR Charter to all business and other
and actively encourage other enterprises to adopt these values.
to Sign Up
of all sizes who are committed to CSR are invited to become a signatory
of the Hong Kong CSR Charter.
To become a signatory
of the Charter, please follow the following 4 steps:
- Download a copy
of the Charter
and ensure that it is:
Complete an Organisation
- Printed on your
official company letterhead
- Signed by your
most senior executive
- Stamped with
your company chop
Enclose your administrative
fee of HK$500, if applicable. Please note this is a one-off fee and
applies to non Community Business members only. Cheques should be made
payable to Community Business Limited.
Submit items 1
to 3 above by post to Community Business at the address below:
Room 2102 Hing Lung Commercial Building
68 Bonham Strand
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Once we have received
your complete application, your will be notified by email and your organisation
will be added to the list of signatories. Your commitment will be publically
acknowledged as follows:
- Organisation name
featured on list of signatories on Community Business website with hyperlink
to your official website
- Organisation will
be listed in selected future publicity relating to the Hong Kong CSR
does a company sign up to the Hong Kong CSR Charter?
Any organisation - small or large, private, public or non profit, local
or multinational can apply to sign up to the Charter provided that they
are committed to CSR and wish to demonstrate their commitment. Interested
organisations should first ensure that they have leadership buy in. An
official copy of the Charter must be signed by an organisationˇ¦s most
senior executive and printed on official company letterhead. An Organisation
Information Sheet must also be completed along with submission of
a nominal administrative fee (non member companies of Community Business
How will the
Hong Kong CSR Charter be monitored?
Community Business will not monitor the implementation of the Charter.
Signatories are expected to have signed up to the Charter in good faith
and should fulfill the requirements presented in the Charter in ways deemed
appropriate and relevant to their business.
What do organisations
get for signing up to the Hong Kong CSR Charter?
By signing the Charter an organisation publicly demonstrates its commitment
to CSR in Hong Kong. Signatories automatically become part of a league
of like minded organisations who are dedicated to the sustainability of
their business and the community in Hong Kong. All signatories will be
listed on the Community Business website as signatories to the Hong Kong
How does the
Hong Kong CSR Charter compare to other charters?
This Charter was developed by businesses operating in Hong Kong. It encompasses
some elements which may be similar to other global CSR charters. To the
best of our knowledge it is currently the only CSR Charter in Hong Kong.
an organisation need to pay to sign up to the Hong Kong CSR Charter?
It does not cost member companies anything to sign up to the Hong Kong
CSR Charter. Non-member companies are charged a nominal fee of HK$500
to cover administrative costs.
out more information about The Hong Kong CSR Charter and how to become
a signatory, please contact:
Chu, Head of Client Engagement
Tel: +852 2201 1869