The Importance Of Social Responsibility

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Many people believe that they have a social responsibility to take care of their community and the people within that community. Social responsibility in not limited to individuals, but many businesses and organization have joined the call for social responsibility. Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, is when business and corporations make this a priority in their operations.
Social responsibility is an idea that has been of concern to mankind for many years.
According to business dictionary social responsibility is, “the obligation of an organization's management towards the welfare and interests of the society in which it operates” (business).
In the past, businesses primarily concerned themselves with the economic results of their decisions. “Today, however, businesses must also reflect on the legal, ethical, moral and social consequences of their decisions” (Anderson, p.349). Social responsibility has become the important parts of the business. This paper will discuss the difference the socially responsible company and the socially irresponsible company.
Starbucks as a Social Responsible Company
Starbucks has included social responsibility as a part of its overall corporate strategy. One of the most important part of social responsibility is committed to the environment. According to Starbucks website, “In total, Starbucks has invested more than $100 million in supporting coffee communities. Collaborative farmer programs and activities – including Coffee and Farmer
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