Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is defined as the voluntary activities undertaken by a company to operate in an economic, social and environmentally sustainable manner.
Coffee has not only impacted the world socially, but it provides financial means for many countries who export their coffee beans.
As a Tim Hortons team member I understand the importance of having a motivated and engaged staff when running a store. The most successfully run businesses are often in direct correlation to the quality of the staff working there, and the work put forth by the staff is highly influenced by the strength of their head leadership. Restaurant owners are the unseen hand behind the front line of any operating Tim Hortons store and they know it is as important to achieve staff satisfaction as it is to have high customer satisfaction. As a restaurant owner I would ensure that all team members felt valued and received the proper appreciation for quality performance. Another invaluable resource would be receiving updated training and open support from senior staff so they may feel comfortable and confident with the work they put forth. Lastly I would make sure that my staff worked in an environment that allows fun among team members while also maintaining their professionalism and focus.
Starbucks desire as the leader in the specialty coffee industry is to be acknowledged for its responsibility to coffee farmers and their families to improve their well-being. The corporation’s primary stakeholders are broad organizations such as, coffee trade associations, suppliers, and groups with interest in sustainable coffee production. Including non-profit groups focused on human rights, social justice, and environmental issues. Other stakeholders include governmental agencies such as, U. S. AID (Starbucks Corporation, 2010).
Currently, Tim Hortons is one of the largest fast food restaurants in Canada that offers a range of products to appeal a wide range of consumer preferences at reasonably attractive prices. The company’s product line consists of multiple categories which are hot and cold beverages, breakfast, lunch, and snacks. However, I would recommend Tim Horton’s make menu improvements and increases regarding beverages. They can increase the cold and hot beverage variety, especially the tea category as they have limited tea collections by adding products such as herbal, loose, and oolong teas. They should also consider adding chamomile and cinnamon beverages. This will ensure that its customer base will not become bored with the same products and to attract new consumers.
It is important to approach everything, including a cup of coffee, with a holistic perspective in order to better have a grasp of what the consequences of your actions are and to better understand the processes of what it requires to attain it. Coffee is much more than the warm tasty beverage that gets you up and keeps you charged throughout the day. The fact is, many people take the products they consume for granted and do not consider the impact that this consumption has on the environment , for example deforestation in order to plant more, the lives of the workers who produce the coffee, and drivers who transport the coffee, (which leaves a substantial carbon footprint) , to the business practices of the those who distribute the coffee. The fact is , a lot goes into that cup of coffee, and it affects more people’s lives and appears to be more interconnected than one might
Social responsibility is an ethical framework which suggests that an organization or individual has an obligation to act for the benefit of society at large. Social responsibility is a duty every organization has to perform so as to maintain a balance between the economy and the environment
Starbucks partnered with Conservation International in 1999 to work on having one hundred percent ethically sourced coffee. With that, in 2004 Starbucks created Coffee and Farmer Equity (C.A.F.E.) and purchased 43 million pounds of green coffee in the first year. C.A.F.E. was expanded to include agricultural methods that focus on areas such as reducing emissions. Starbucks also strives to grow coffee in countries with evolving economies and create an impact with loans and investments. Those investments include investments in farmer loans, which have grown from $150,000 in 2000 to $3 million in 2014. Our company is devoted to decreasing our environmental footprint with purposeful and sustained change. In 2014 the 500th LEED-certified Starbucks store opened and our company continues to integrate environmental building strategies into stores.
We will begin this paper discussing whether or not Company Q’s actions have been socially responsible. In the scenario Company Q has chosen to throw out day old food instead of allowing it to be donated. The reason for their decision was to deter theft from the employees who may take the food instead of actually donating it. This in my opinion is socially irresponsible of Company Q. Company Q’s store has indeed faced some challenges, seeing as it is in a high crime area. More often than not high crime areas are also low income areas, a combination that surely both directly and indirectly effects the profits of the store. Profits are important as any business needs to be profitable obviously, but it should never be at the expense of people. People are one of the most vital parts of any business as you need them as consumers, and of course aid in running the business as employees.
It is often said that a structure is only as strong as its foundation. This same principle can be applied to a business. In this case, the foundation is the stakeholders and the company’s corporate social responsibility strategies, both of which play a crucial role in the long-term success (or strength) of the company. Bombardier is a Canadian aerospace and transportation company which was founded in 1942 in Valcourt, Quebec as a snowmobile company. As its success grew, Bombardier expanded into one of the world’s leading transportation manufacturers; a multinational company, and evidently a highly successful one. The focus of this report, however, will not be on the overall success of the company, but on the company’s disposition
I personally feel like MacDonalds is more successful because it covers more than just one aspect of Corporate Social Responsibility. It makes sense why it’s the world’s leading fast food franchise. MacDonalds is conscious about the environment having reduced a large amount of its carbon footprint onto the environment. Their energy saving levels consumption resulted them saving 14.2 million in costs and 114 gigawatts. According to the internet sites I have used to compile this analysis MacDonalds is working on a project to be released in 2020. That all MacDondals packaging can be 100% recyclable. They use the strategy ‘’comprehend and the situation and optimize efficiency”. The franchise isn’t just concerned about return on investments or
In Tim Hortons Express, the staff can not deal with a large numbers of people during the busy hours alone; the customers have to wait for the coffee when getting the change. Hence, the customers can get faster coffee if there is a robot delivering the coffee, which is our goal in this project. We need a robot for coffee instead of human being.In order to hold a cup of coffee, the robot should have enough power to supply any size coffee in Tim Hortons including X-large, large, medium and small; therefore, there should be more than 6.78 N power as X-large is 678 mL according Newton’s Law. Tim Hortons Express is a small cafe, which means that the robot should be as small as possible, and the expense of running it should also
Starbucks inbound logistics comprises of the firm’s quality control specialist in selecting top-quality Arabia coffee beans from suppliers that maintain a sustainable approach. Starbucks supports ethical sourcing by operating “responsible purchasing practices, farmer support…” (Starbucks, 2016) also corporate social responsibility (CSR). Additionally, their tactic is utilizing the “Coffee and Farmer Equity (C.A.F.E.) Practices” (Starbucks, 2016), wherein this approach is the first set of sustainability benchmarks in the coffee industry and is certified by third-party logistics professionals. The C.A.F.E. Practices has assisted Starbucks in relation to generating a “long-term supply of high-quality coffee” (Starbucks, 2016) and influencing the lives of the farmers and their communities. Furthermore, Starbucks utilizes economies of scales in their inbound logistics activities by developing outstanding supply chain procedures by using C.A.F.E. and also includes collaborating internationally with managers discussing strategic alliances through suppliers for their products. Starbucks have recently