Whole Food Market Pyramid Essay

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One would place Whole Foods Market at the top of Carroll’s Corporate Social Responsibility Pyramid where the focus is philanthropic responsibility. This pinnacle is where an organization has achieved peak performance on Carroll’s Pyramid and are performing as good global corporate citizens (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013). Whole Foods Market is doing what is desired by global stakeholders and fulfilling their philanthropic responsibility (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013). Placing a marker for Whole Foods Market at the top of the pyramid implies that the three supporting levels economic responsibility, legal responsibility, and ethical responsibility have been satisfied (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013). This echoes Carroll’s belief that total corporate social responsibility is recognized by the sum of all the pyramid’s parts (Geva, 2008). Interpretation of the pyramid model put forth by Carroll in order of importance places economic responsibility at the base. Carroll’s four categories are ranked by their placement to depict importance (Geva, 2008). Responsibly making a profit is the foundation of Whole Food Market’s corporate social responsibility and must be achieved before consideration of applying additional levels of the pyramid (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013). Carroll’s Pyramid…show more content…
Whole Foods Market answers its stakeholders desires on both levels. According to Carroll’s Pyramid, obeying the law is fulfills the legal responsibility level when it is executed in a way required by global stakeholders (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013). Ethical responsibility performed as expected by global stakeholders is next the next level of the pyramid and it is more than simply being ethical (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013). By achieving the third level of Carroll’s Pyramid, Whole Foods Market has built the foundation upon which the final pyramids level can be
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