2Read to LearnDefine what is meant by the social responsibility of business.
3Key Termsocial responsibilitythe duty to do what is best for the good of society
4What are some examples of how companies can integrate social responsibility into all aspects of the business?GAP Inc. feels very strongly about social responsibility –
5Business and Social Responsibility The social responsibility of business takes into consideration all that a business does or does not do to solve the problems of society.social responsibilitythe duty to do what is best for the good of society
6Business and Social Responsibility Businesses that follow ethical standards value integrity and honesty in employees.Ethics are an integral part of their business practices.Some businesses are concerned about limiting the damage that they do to the environment.
7Businesses have several responsibilities… Responsibility to CustomersResponsibility to EmployeesResponsibilityResponsibility to SocietyResponsibility to Creditors and Owners
8Responsibility to Customers Businesses should offer a good, safe product or service at a reasonable price.The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a federal government agency that protects consumers from dangerous or falsely advertised products.
9Responsibility to Customers Fair competition among businesses is necessary for a market economy. When companies conspire to restrict competition, consumers are affected.When there is no competition, a businesses productivity decreases, limiting choices and increasing prices of products
10Responsibility to Customers The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was created by the government to protect consumers from dangerous or falsely advertised products.
11Responsibility to Customers Companies also provide different resources and opportunities for the communities that they are in.A computer manufacture may provide computer recycling, donate computers to schools, and provide computer literacy workshops.GAP Inc. …
12Responsibility to Employees GAP Inc. …Businesses can show responsibility to employees in various ways.Providing work experience for people with limited job skillsVolunteerismProviding safe working conditionsEqual treatmentFair pay
13Responsibility to Employees The Equal Pay Act requires that men and women be paid the same wages for doing equal work.The Americans with Disabilities Act bans discrimination against people with physical or mental disability.GAP Inc. …
14Responsibility to Society In 1970, the U.S. government created the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).The EPA enforces rules that protect the environment and control pollution.GAP Inc. …
15Earth-Friendly Products Many beauty-product companies include mission statements regarding the environment in their advertising and on their labels.Origins, for one, promises to preserve the earth, animals, and the environment.
16Responsibility to Creditors and Owners The government passed the Sarbannes-Oxley Act to mandate truthful reporting.Sarbannes-Oxley makes the CEO of a business more accountable for the actions of the financial managers of a firm.
17How is producing a good or service a way of being socially responsible? Many products and services benefit society.
18What is the mission of the Food and Drug Administration? The FDA protects the quality and safety of the food and drugs in the marketplace.
19What is one of the biggest social issues that businesses face today? Environmental responsibility is one ofthe biggest issues.
20Corporate Social Responsibility Activity Find a partnerGet a company – Fruit MachineGo to the lab and do your researchReport back in 15 minutesDiscuss what was found
21Corporate Social Responsibility of Companies CompanyProducts SafeCommunityEmployeesEnvironmentStarbucksWe consider customer safety first and foremost as we develop and select Starbucks products and equipment –and strive to engineer out as many causes of injury as possible.They provide great tasting fresh coffee products at a reasonable price. They also work together with partners, suppliers, and farmers to help build stronger local communities, to minimize our environmental footprint, and to promote diversity.We value and respect our employees because we know that our success depends on them. We strive to create the best possible workplace environment. We listen to our employees, offer benefits to them, and we concentrate on health and safety.We recycle where both space and commercial recycling services are available. We make efficient use and conservation of raw materials, minimization of waste, clean production, and we use environmentally preferable paper.HasbroToyotaMaking more efficient and safer cars that are eco-friendlyThey are providing charities in communities they are helpingThey are making the lobbies of the buildings cleaner and the work places cleanerThey are make more efficient cars that a safe to the environment and less costly cars that are eco-friendlyGeneral MotorsSonyMeet customers requirements in term of satisfaction,realibility, and trust; high quality products.A wide variaty of contributions to help address the needs of the community.Share common policies and visions while respecting the diverse culture and practices of the countries they are in.Aim to provide more environmentally friendly products and services by using superior technology and innovation to reduce harmful effects on the environment.AvonKohlsHas an active commutment to improving the health and educational opportunities for children in kohl’s communitiesHonored for being the number 2 retail purchaser of renewable energy
22Corporate Social Responsibility of Companies CompanyProducts SafeCommunityEmployeesEnvironmentAmerican Eagle OutfittersMakes sure they are treated with dignity and respect.Will not use real animal fur or use of animal testing on its products.SanyoMake solar panelsRespecting the diversity of individualsAll employees to fully realize their abilitiesNintendoNintendo set up the product safety assurance system to review the quality of the product in all stages of production.No longer uses Styrofoam.Offers employees various programs and opportunities to help promote healthy lifestyle choices.They support many foundations such as: boys and girls club and the Make A Wish Foundation.VerizonOnline safetyCreates jobsHelp them reach there full potentialPromoting the green benefits of broadband networksHPPrivacy, ethics and compliances, human rights and labor practicesRecyclingFreely chosen employment, no child labor, minimum wages, working hours, no discrimination, no harsh or inhumane treatment, freedom of associationEnvironmental sustainability, meet applicable legal requirements, reduce occupational injury and illness risks, aggressively pursue the pollution prevention, energy conservation and waste reductionCloroxDole Food CompanyPlaces farm codes on each individual product to track the source if product is unsatisfactoryNutrition programsChairs for trees programAdopt-a-school programProvides living quarters and jobs for families in Costa RicaSets up health and medical programs in EcuadorEnergy conservation and recylining programsWater recycling programsPlastic c recyclingSubwayMakes heart healthy foodsThey promote healthy lifestyles and sponsor American Heart Associations Start!Its an Equal Opportunity employerCleaning supplies are non-corrosive and they re-use and recycle.Corporate Social Responsibility of Companies