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The BBC's Corporate Social Responsibility Review for 2005

18/01/2006

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The BBC's Corporate Social Responsibility Review for 2005 has taken on a fresh magazine style format, featuring stories on how the corporation is living up to its corporate citizenship commitments in line with its public purposes and agreed statement of CSR principles.

The report, which is now integrated with the corporation's environmental reporting, includes details of the BBC's biggest-ever Disability Forum, aimed at opening fresh dialogue on the portrayal of disability on-screen, recruitment of disabled staff and how technology can improve access to BBC services. The forum followed the launch of a new BBC diversity strategy last April. In a supplementary report, more in-depth environmental performance data is listed.

Other items highlighted in the report are:
- a week-long DoNation season of programmes on the critical issue of organ donation, which the BBC says was directly responsible for adding 100,000 extra names to the UK's organ donor register
- an online partnership between BBC Radio 2 and TimeBank that prompted thousands of new volunteers to sign up to give time in their community
- a halving of carbon dioxide emissions per broadcast hour
- a perspective from the BBC's Environment Correspondent on Climate Change.

The review is available in pdf and plain text format on the BBC website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/info/csr/



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