Sunday, 22 February 2009

Task 4

Corporate social responsibility (CSR), also called corporate responsibility, corporate citizenship, responsible business and corporate social opportunity is where organizations consider the interests of society by taking responsibility for the impact of their activities on customers, suppliers, employees, shareholders, communities and other stakeholders, and the environment.
This obligation extends beyond the statutory obligation to comply with legislation and sees organizations voluntarily taking further steps to improve the quality of life for employees and their families as well as for the local community and society at large.

A number of companies out there think that a good CSR program consists only of a soapbox and a bullhorn.

The World’s Most Ethical Companies are the ones that go above and beyond legal minimums; bring about innovative new ideas to expand the public well being.

Of course, no business is perfect. Every large corporation gets sued or experiences a crisis. The World’s Most Ethical Companies are the businesses that respond not with a PR campaign, but with real action, such as complete transparency for the public and significant effort given to fixing the core problem.

With over 100 years of business under its belt, UPS has become the world’s largest package delivery company, operating in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Mark Burns, the global compliance & ethics coordinator at UPS points out that UPS is “a global company with many different cultures. Although languages and cultures around the world may be different, we do not change our ethical standards at UPS.” To keep up with the worldwide operations, his ethics program must be ready for international demands. “Our ethics program is global in nature,” he says. “We provide ethics and code of conduct materials in 12 languages, ensuring that our employees understand and adopt ethics policies. Our culture also reinforces written policies. Managers are expected to be role models with their subordinates and their performance and career is judged accordingly.”

As for me I think that happiness at work leads to success!
Definitely having a good work ethic can take you a long way in your career, and can help you build a good reputation that carries you far.

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2 comments: said...

hi hun I like your points and I'm agree with you about the happiness at work thanks for pointing it out ,I hope u have it all the time with you :*

nice work :)

roula said...

Thank you Houri,
I try my best to keep it all the time with me!