Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) means organisations taking responsibility for their impact on society and the environment. CSR policies integrate societal and environmental concerns into the business plan and operations to empower staff, volunteers and partners to work jointly towards these goals.

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) CSR Policy is a fundamental component of our business, and is guided by our core values as expressed in our Strategic Plan, Roadmap 24: Representing, Supporting, Connecting, Influencing.

We understand the importance of being a good corporate citizen, ethically and responsibly managing all aspects of our business so that we can make a difference that matters to our members, our environment, our community and the marketplace, and among our employees and other stakeholders.

Looking after our members and employees

The SCSI is compliant with all relevant regulation and legislation with regard to employment law and the property, land and construction industry in Ireland. We work to be true to our mission statement: to connect, support and represent our members, as leading experts working across property, land and construction.

Acting in the public interest

SCSI members offer professional, impartial advice to our clients, which is compliant with all relevant legislation, and reflects our vision to lead the development of a sustainable property, land and construction sector. We develop professional standards, guidance and information to ensure that it meets the core objective of protecting the public interest.


As Chartered Surveyors, we are aware of how our business activities impact upon the environment, and we are committed to ensuring that these activities have the least possible detrimental effect on the environment. We commit to following sustainable business practices in our day-today operations, and to encouraging and supporting our clients and colleagues to instil these practices in their lives also. Our Sustainability Group works to promote sustainable practice to all members, and to the public, for example through Surveyors Declare, our invitation to all members to sign up to a commitment to work towards a better environment for all.

Community engagement

As a membership organisation supporting our community both regionally and nationally, we are involved in a number of fundraising initiatives: ■ Lionheart, the benevolent fund for Chartered Surveyors and their families; ■ fundraising by the Nexus Committee, which represents surveyors in the early stages of their career; ■ Focus Ireland Shine a Light campaign; and, ■ Christmas appeal.

Advocating for change

The SCSI is also committed to initiatives that will increase equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in our profession and in society: ■ supporting Pride in June every year; ■ Elevate: Women in Surveying Mentoring and Leadership Development Programme; ■ through Surveyors Declare (sign up at; ■ collaborating with other member organisations; and, ■ our educational CPD programme.


Click to read our full Corporate Social Responsiblity Policy.

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