UCCSRI is the leading not-for-profit private company in Uganda that offers Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) plus Sustainable Development information and advisory services. As a company that has expert and specialised knowledge, we provide guidance, platform and avenue to discuss and exchange CSR ideas and sustainable development issues in Uganda.
Uganda Chapter for Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives (UCCSRI) works with different partners so as to enhance and foster CSR practices in Uganda and Africa at large. It was founded in early 2007 after a series of meetings and discussions with different development partner organisations and officials. In August 2007, UCCSRI joined the United Nations Global Compact so as to foster, enhance, and promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development in Uganda, with an international touch.
Legally, UCCSRI is a company registered and governed in the laws of the Republic of Uganda, limited by guarantee. It was registered on 11th October 2007, with certificate number: 92992
Who we are and what we do
Currently,we help & coordinate companies and enterprises operating in Uganda to continuously embrace Corporate Social Responsibility (C S R) and Sustainable Development issues across all their operations.
This is done through contribution of knowledge, ideas, extension of skills and capacity building as well as Management of business processes in line with CSR.
We supports the United Nations Global compact. We contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) achievement by advocating for and promoting sustainable development through CSR practises.
UCCSRI in brief.
UCCSRI is the leading Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) information and advisory source in Uganda. It is also a forum for discussion and exchange of CSR ideas and issues in Uganda. Currently, it works voluntarily, helps & coordinates companies and enterprises operating in Uganda to continuously embrace Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) issues across all their operations. This includes contribution of knowledge, ideas, extension of skills and capacity building as well as Management of business processes in line with CSR.
CSR working definition for Uganda:
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the business approach where there is voluntary commitment to integrate into the overall business and organisational strategy, social & environmental concerns as the business pursues its economic operations.
Since many laws are not adhered to, we find the definition that involves “going beyond compliancy”, inadequate. Hence, in terms of theories, UCCSRI research has found that it’s the “Stakeholders theory of CSR” which is more applicable in Uganda.
To help companies easily understand and integrate CSR in their strategy, UCCSRI and the CSR Consultative Group, has developed the CSR Matrix, and the Executive CSR Training Tool kit
UCCSRI offers a diversity of products and services to the Ugandan and the international community, through the various activities.Key activities of UCCSRI are: Research; Capacity development (Training); Designing CSR Promotions materials; Organizing CSR events (workshop, dialogues, conferences, consultative meetings); consultancy; and developing CSR performance and monitoring tools.
Conduct Series Of CSR research.
CSR research for the benefit of CSR stakeholders (companies, policy makers, donor agencies, academicians, etc). Most of the CSR activities undertaken in Uganda from early 2009 on words are following the observation and recommendations s of the Uganda CSR study conducted by UCCSRI and financed by German Development Service (ded). It was entitled “CSR in Uganda: Perceptions, Approaches and Needs of companies” published December, 2008.
We Conduct CSR Training
We Conduct CSR Training (specifically in CSR planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation).
Develop Nationwide CSR Campaigns
We Develop nationwide campaigns focused on explaining the concept of CSR to companies, decision makers, consumers, and academic world. The CSR discussion blog is one of the initiatives that offers a good platform for this.
Undertake independent CSR Reviews
Undertake independent CSR reviews that can assess the impact of any merger, acquisition or development of businesses, products or sites.
Review CSR & Sustainable Development
Review CSR & sustainable development initiatives throughout the country.
Disseminate Legal Requirements
Disseminate legal requirements or regulations regarding CSR to Ugandan businesses.
Before you leave our site, please remember:
UCCSRI Presentation profile to stakeholders
To join the CSR Consultative Group
To visit our CSR blog: Practicing CSR in Uganda and have your say on how to shape and promote CSR in Uganda.
To practice CSR at your company.
We need partners (donors, mobilisers, agriculturalists, quality & standards specialists, etc) in promoting CSR practices in agriculture for a project we are developing.