Becky Toal

Alchemy topics

Corporate Social Responsibility

Areas of expertise

  • Corporate social responsibility, reporting, systems and advice.
  • Environmental management and systems
  • Sustainability and ethics, including sustainable procurement, greening the supply chain
  • Legal evaluation and registers, compilation of legal registers for ISO14001
  • Standards and awards
  • Environmental auditing

About the author

Becky Toal has over seven years’ experience as an environmental manager and has skills in corporate responsibility, environmental auditing and sustainable procurement. Having worked for the Co-operative Group for four years heading up the environmental programme and for English Nature as the environment manager – Becky has provided advice to a range of sectors and delivered management systems (including ISO 14001) corporate responsibility reports and training on social, ethical and environmental issues since 2000. Trained as an environmental auditor, Becky is a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), a full member of the Institute of Environmental Management (Iema) and holds degrees in Environmental Management (MBA), Environmental Impact Assessment (MSc) and Ecology (BSc).

Becky established Crowberry Consulting, a consultancy based in the North West of England, in 2006, to provide services to businesses, charities and the non-governmental sector on environmental management, ethical issues and corporate responsibility management. Crowberry’s objective is to deliver clients’ needs in an open and honest way to manage social, ethical and environmental risks and add value to the clients brand by doing so.

Some recent clients

  • Canby Ltd
  • Serco
  • Groundwork Blackburn
  • Adare Ltd

Becky has provided advice to the following sectors:

  • Retail
  • Banking
  • Agriculture
  • Pharmacy (Retail)
  • Charity
  • Travel
  • Automotive
  • Government
  • Funeral sector
  • Non-governmental organisations


CSR for Small to Medium Enterprises published in Environment Business May 2007

Making de-grade biodegradable versus non-biodegradable plastics published in Environment Business

One planet economy living – printed in YEM Magazine February 2007

Sustainable Development for Organisations, 2007 – IEMA Annual Conference, Manchester Palace Hotel, see link at


In May 2007, Crowberry consulting won an award at the North West Business Environment Awards under the category Sustainable Procurement, for the positive green actions that Crowberry undertakes, including purchasing green energy, recycling wastes, use of public transport and climate change and environmental policies.