As a way of having strong relations with the stakeholders, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) may become a strategy for the companies. But research on relationship between the perceived CSR of internal stakeholders (employees) and organizations are limited. This study examined a model of CSR on organizational identification (OI), via the mediating role of meaningful work (MFW). It also investigated the moderating role of ethical leadership (EL). Data were obtained from the employees of an Aviation company operating in Kayseri, Turkey. The results indicate that there is a positive relationship between CSR and OI. In addition, MFW partially mediated the relationship between CSR and OI. Furthermore, no evidence of the moderator role of EL on CSR and MFW relation was found. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.