Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is rapidly evolving into one of the cornerstones of successful enterprise.  SEQM’s CSR training equips an organisation and its individuals with the understanding and skills necessary to operate a sector-leading CSR initiative.

Our specialised, pioneering Corporate Social Responsibility training draws on over a decade of experience and is provided by industry experts, setting us apart from the bandwagon of providers attempting to capitalise on recent interest in CSR.  Tried and tested, SEQM’s CSR training backs up many of today’s most innovative and successful CSR systems.



Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility Course

This 2-day course is designed to:

  • Introduce delegates to frameworks and ideas central to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
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Advanced Corporate Social Responsibility Course

This 5-day course:

  • Begins with an introduction of how the concepts and theories of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) affect all kinds of organisations
  • Concludes with an overview of the process of CSR verification and validation
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1. Barratt Developments

SEQM has assisted Barratt Developments since February 2004 with the organisation’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, including the development and writing of its first and second annual reports.

The first report was published in September 2004. In 2004 the WWF/Insight Investments evaluated thirteen major housebuilders against published CSR performance and rated Barratt Developments eleventh; in 2005 the evaluation improved to seventh.

The CSR reporting structure provided by SEQM ensured that Barratt Developments also met the reporting criteria for the GRI Index, WWF and BITC survey. The reports have also been extremely valuable in augmenting tenders for work with English Partnership and ODPM by ensuring that Barratt Developments meet the criteria for Sustainable Housing.

Over the the last 4 years SEQM has provided exceptional support to our business, providing strategic CSR guidance, assistance with the preparation of our annual CSR report, implementation of an environmental management system across over 30 divisions and specific guidance on environmental and sustainability issues. SEQM have reacted quickly and knowledgeably to our needs and always provide practical advice and professional service.
- Ian Hogarth - Deputy Company Secretary - Barratt Developments PLC

2. Northern Rock

In 2006 Northern Rock produced its fifth Northern Rock Community Report, incorporating social, environmental and ethical issues. Julian Ringer, Managing Director of SEQM Ltd, conducted the verification for all five reports, having previously conducted the verification for the original environmental reports.

3. Provident Financial

In 2006 Provident Financial published its fourth Corporate Social Responsibility Report, reporting on actions taken in 2005. The report comprised two sections, the first of which was an environmental report verified by Julian Ringer.