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Corporate social responsibility framework

Teesside University stands strongly for social inclusion and has always been committed, in principle and in practice, to the economic, social and cultural success of the communities that it serves.

When Teesside was named Times Higher Education’s University of the Year in 2009/10, the judges singled out the University’s commitment to working with communities and businesses, describing us as 'the public benefactor par excellence'.

Elements of corporate social responsibility include community engagement, employee respect, support for human rights, extension of environmental good practice, and application of ethical conduct in investment.

The focus of this framework is community engagement, as our commitment to other aspects of corporate social responsibility is outlined elsewhere, including:

  • the statement of university values (and related policies and procedures)
  • the environmental policy (and related policies and procedures)
  • the ethical investment policy
  • the policy and procedure on assessing ethical and reputational issues pertaining to overseas police and armed forces.

  Read the full corporate social responsibility framework (pdf - 245kb)