Essay on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

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Introduction
This paper will discuss what major corporations doing with regard to corporate social responsibility. It will then investigate thoroughly five five major corporations which are leaders in community outreach and involvement: General Electric, DuPont, Motorola, ExxonMobil and Microsoft.

Many large corporations are taking corporate social responsibility into account and making it a part of their everyday routine. Various companies have modified their ways of conducting day-to-day business routines and manufacturing processes in an effort to reduce their carbon footprint and help maintain sustainability. Companies are encouraging employees to volunteer and make a difference in surrounding communities. In this way they are
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Motorola’s Environmental Footprint
Sustainability
Motorola is also contributing to corporate responsibility in several ways. Motorola contributes to the effort of reducing climate change by minimizing energy consumption for building and equipment operations. Motorola conserves energy by efficiently transporting employees and products. One of the greatest impacts of Motorola is the reduced energy consumed when people use their products, which will help maintain sustainability by reducing energy consumption. They also contribute by ensuring that the activities of suppliers who make Motorola products not disregard the environment. Motorola has a supplier code of conduct which enforces that suppliers do the right thing and work toward continuous improvement. Motorola aims to reduce the environmental footprint of their products by finding ways to reduce impact at each stage of the lifecycle - design, manufacture, distribution, use and end-of-life. Sustainability plays a major role in Motorola’s day-to-day business activities.
Motorola follows these environmentally-conscious design principles:
• Use environmentally-preferred materials
• Increase the amount of recycled materials
• Improve energy efficiency
• Reduce product packaging
• Increase the recyclability of our products
• Go above and beyond compliance
Connecting the Unconnected
Motorola helps benefit communities and local economies by connecting the unconnected with products
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