Social Responsibility in the Workplace

675 Words Feb 25th, 2014 3 Pages
Task:

Write a brief essay responding to the given statement (suggested length of 2–3 pages) in which you:
A. Evaluate Company Q’s current attitude toward social responsibility.

B. Recommend three actions that Company Q could take to improve the company’s attitude toward social responsibility.

C. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.

A business exists because of relationships between employees, customers, shareholders or investors, suppliers, and managers who develop strategies to attain success. Social Responsibility is an organization’s obligation to maximize its positive impact on a community and stakeholders and to minimize its negative impact (Ferrell, 2009). Company Q’s
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The consumers want healthy and organic products. Company Q is now offering very restricted amounts of these products at a higher margin. Healthier food at a lower price could very well help increase revenue in those high crime areas and save the stores.
Company Q’s handling of outdated food is ridiculous. They are worried about employees taking expired food and are actually throwing the food away as a remedy to this issue. What kind of employees are they hiring if their major concern is them possibly eating expired food? Company Q can’t sell the outdated products but they can donate it. Getting together with local food banks and shelters within the community and donating the food would be a big step Company Q could take towards being socially responsible. They can set up a specific time and date for food banks or shelters to pick up the outdated food, thus restricting the exposure of the goods to employees while having positive results. The company would then be providing food to the disadvantaged while establishing a reputation for helping within the community. Having a positive impact in the community may bring more customers thus increasing profit for Company Q.
Company Q should look at the actions of larger grocers and perhaps offer an incentives program to its customers. They can start a discount/reward card to loyal customers. People love saving money. Implementing a rewards program will make repeat…