What is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)?
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a self-regulating business model that helps a company or organization be socially accountable to itself, its stakeholders, and the public. (Investopedia, 2022). By practicing corporate social responsibility, companies can be conscious of the kind of impact they are having on all aspects of society, including economic, social, and most importantly the environment.
To engage in CSR practices, a company should incorporate initiatives that better society and the environment rather than contributing negatively to them.
Why have a CSR plan?
CSR contributes positively to a company or organization’s brand image. This is because customers are more likely to engage in business with brands, they see to be ethical. In addition, CSR influences a reduce in negative environmental impact and promotes sustainability.
Sustainable practices to include in your CSR plan:
- Have your company or organization go paperless
- Switch off lights and IT equipment when not in use
- Implement a walk or bike to work program
- Responsible recycling or redeployment of old IT assets
- Increase your offices overall recycling habits (i.e., litter-less lunch, separate organics, reuse of old office supplies, etc.)
The Impact of CSR
Corporate social responsibility influences impact on a global scale. The more company’s and organization’s that implement a CSR plan into their business structure, the stronger our united efforts will be to help the planet.
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