Who are BSR’s members?
We are a global network of more than 300 member companies, from a range of industry sectors. A full list is available at www.bsr.org/en/membership/member-list.
Do you share your member contact list publicly?
To protect member companies' privacy and comply with global regulations, BSR does not share or rent its mailing list with third-party organizations.
Where can I find details of upcoming events?
Please visit our events page for a list of upcoming workshops, webinars, and networking opportunities
Becoming a Member
Is BSR membership open to all companies?
We maintain an open membership policy. Companies showing a commitment to improving their practices and impacts are eligible to become BSR members.
Our approach is based on a belief that engagement is the best way to improve both the impact of individual companies and the collective impact of the private sector overall. We have established 16 Project Principles to put our mission into action and guide our work with companies, the insights we deliver, and the recommendations that we make.
At the same time, we also recognize that specific companies and industry sectors may present significant questions related to the compatibility of their core business and activities with BSR’s objectives and organizational purpose, as well as our goal of enabling the improvement of practices, which serves as the foundation of our approach to membership. In such cases, we will consider whether and how we work with companies, including whether it is appropriate for them to join BSR.
How does my company or organization join BSR?
Please contact us for further information.
Does BSR offer membership for individuals?
BSR membership is open to companies and organizations only.
When can my company or organization join BSR?
Membership may be initiated at any time.
What are my company's obligations once it becomes a member?
We ask that all members read and adhere to our membership Policies and Benefits, created to protect our members' privacy, the value of membership, and the intellectual property of BSR.
BSR encourages its members to use their membership benefits through engagement with our staff of experts, participation in projects or collaborative initiatives, attendance at BSR events, and participation in other BSR activities. We have found that members receive greater benefits by engaging actively, and we also encourage companies to involve multiple representatives, across functions and geographies.
Is membership an endorsement of a company and its sustainability efforts?
We do not endorse or certify companies. We believe that it would be a conflict of interest to certify companies when we have a member relationship with them and often consult for them as well. In addition, we believe that the sustainability agenda is so dynamic that the criteria for certification will—and should—change over time, making it difficult to determine where to “set the bar” for certification. Finally, we believe we can add greater value by focusing on how to improve sustainability performance across the board for business rather than measuring performance.
How much does membership cost?
Membership fees are based on a company's gross annual revenues or an organization’s annual operating budget. Please refer to this chart of our annual membership dues.
Is membership annual or is it one-time?
Annual dues cover 12 months from the date of membership and renew annually in the month your company joined.
Are dues considered charitable contributions?
While BSR is a 501(c)(3) public benefit nonprofit organization, members receive services and benefits in return for their annual membership dues. Therefore, membership dues are not a charitable contribution.
What forms of payment does BSR accept for membership?
BSR accepts payment by ACH or wire transfers, checks, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express) but a transaction fee will be applied. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for wire transfer details. Membership dues are non-refundable.
I'm writing a check; can I pay for membership in currency other than U.S. dollars?
Payment is only accepted in the currency of the membership dues stated in the membership agreement (normally U.S. dollars).
Who is eligible for Associate membership?
Associate membership is available to companies with annual gross revenues of less than US$1 billion and non-company organizations (e.g., NGOs, nonprofits, and academic institutions). Please refer to the member benefits comparison matrix page to compare Corporate and Associate membership benefits.
Once You’re a Member
What are the engagement options open to me as a BSR member?
Members may choose one of a suite of engagement options as part of their membership benefits, either a consulting credit or discrete topical support, including small projects and participation in a collaborative initiative. Please refer to the engagement options overview for details.
Where can I learn more about the collaborative initiatives that are included in the engagement options?
Access to and participation in BSR’s collaborative initiatives is a core benefit of BSR membership. Please refer to the collaborative initiatives engagement options overview for details.
How do I find out who my account representative is?
Please contact us at email@example.com.
How can my company or organization promote its membership in BSR?
Member companies can obtain permission to use BSR's name, logo, and statement of membership by contacting Member Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members are free to place BSR's logo, a statement of membership, and/or a link to the BSR site (www.bsr.org) on their website. Members may also use BSR's name and logo on other promotional materials, with approval from Member Services. The use of BSR's name and logo is proprietary and protected by federal law. Membership and use of BSR's name and logo cannot be used as a statement of endorsement.
How do I receive my member login?
Can I forward the BSR Insight to someone who doesn't work for my company?
The BSR Insight is for BSR members only and can only be shared/forwarded to member organization personnel. If you know someone who would be interested in the BSR Insight or in receiving more information about BSR, please contact us at email@example.com and we would be happy to send out membership information.
How do I register for and access recordings of Sustainability Matters webinars?
You can find a list of upcoming Sustainability Matters webinars and access recordings of past webinars on our webinar page. Note that a Member Center log-in is required.
How do I post job openings on BSR’s website?
BSR member company contacts can email the job description to firstname.lastname@example.org. It will be posted on our sustainability jobs page.