Corporate Social Responsibility : A Company 's Sense Of Responsibility

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BusinessDictionary.com (n.d.), defines corporate social responsibility (CSR) as “a company’s sense of responsibility towards the community and environment, both ecological and social, in which it operates” (para. 1). When expressing citizenship, companies can do so through its waste and pollution reduction processes, by contributing to educational and social programs, and by earning adequate returns on the employed resources (BusinessDictionary.com, n.d.). Economic, political, and civil society are three spheres of human civilization that reveal fundamental principles of corporate social responsibility. The economic sphere, which deals with businesses and economy of a society, the political sphere, which deals with government and the laws and rules that mandate and enforces, and the civil society sphere, which builds civility and community (“Corporate Social Responsibility-Module Two Overview: Three Spheres of Human Civilization”, 2014). Cleco exhibits corporate social responsibility using the three spheres of human civilization through stewardship and conservation initiatives, community outreach, and regulatory requirements throughout its service territory, which includes 23 Louisiana parishes.
In the economic sphere, Cleco has several conservation and public education initiatives relating to environmental stewardship. One example is Acadia Power Prairie, which includes Cleco Power LLC, Acadia Power Partners LLC, and the Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society…
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