Social Responsibility as Part of a Values-Based Culture
AS I STATED IN Chapter Five, meaningful workplaces recognize that social responsibility is an integral part of their organizational culture, not just good public relations. It is all about the alignment and interconnectedness of how an organization treats all its stakeholders and constituencies.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has evolved from early concerns about the impact manufacturing organizations have on the environment to a much broader concern for any organization’s impact on employees, the surrounding community, society, and the planet. The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD, 2000) defines CSR as the business commitment and contribution to the ...