Corporate Social Responsibility

The term Corporate Social Responsibility ("CSR") has become a part of the modern lexicon of corporate governance and stakeholder interests. CSR is often associated with a concept known as "Triple Bottom Line" or an expanded spectrum of criteria for measuring organizational success that include economic, environmental and social considerations.

Ideally, CSR functions as a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into the business model through which business would consider (and sometimes measure and report) the impact of its activities on its stakeholders such as shareholders and employees, but also on the environment and the larger public interest.

At Crawford & Company, we think of CSR strategically. We believe that CSR encompasses not only what we do with our profits, but also how we make them. It goes beyond philanthropy and compliance. CSR addresses how we manage our economic, environmental and social impacts, as well as our relationships in key spheres of influence: the workplace, the marketplace, the supply chain and the community.

Crawford & Company has long advocated the need to incorporate community, social and environmental elements into our business strategies.  For 70 years we have done this not only because it makes good business sense, but also because we believe we should do our part to preserve and improve our planet for generations to come.  And we help keep that commitment every day by partnering with organizations around the world to support initiatives and programs that respond in a meaningful way to community and environmental needs and priorities.

Coincidentally, while attempting to minimize the impact of our business on the environment, an added benefit to improved environmental controls and waste reduction has been a decrease in our materials and administrative costs.  Our shareholders and investors appreciate the affect on our bottom line that is realized through paper recycling, mandating double-sided printing in many offices, installing motion-sensitive light controls, and other initiatives.  Throughout our organization we are also working with suppliers, partners, and regulatory entities around the world to help shape strategies across our supply chain and procurement organization and advance sustainability in concrete ways.  This benefits our business by reducing our operating costs - and it benefits the communities where we operate.

Learn more about our community involvement and environmental efforts in:

Asia Pacific
Australia
Canada
Continental Europe, Middle East, and Africa
Latin America and Caribbean
United Kingdom
United States