discuss the extent to which your organization embraces Corporate Social Responsibility (or CSR).

Question description

Utility Ethics

In the Module 3 SLP, you will choose an organization with which you are familiar, and you will write a 2- to 3-page paper, in which you discuss the extent to which your organization embraces Corporate Social Responsibility (or CSR).

Required Reading

Read the following article, which provides examples of socially responsible companies (this website includes a number of quite excellent articles pertaining to the merits of CSR). You may also want to explore the optional readings provided below, as they may be useful to your understanding of CSR:

Fallon, N. (2014, December 4). 20 great examples of socially responsible businesses. Business News Daily. Retrieved from http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/5499-examples-socially-responsible-businesses.html

ASSIGNMENT

In a well-written, 2- to 3-page paper, discuss the extent to which an organization with which you are familiar pursues CSR.

KEYS TO THE ASSIGNMENT

  1. In 1-2 paragraphs, describe your organization – what it does, how many employees, how much revenue, etc.
  2. Select some aspect of CSR, and discuss how your organization employs CSR in its operations.
  3. What are the specific advantages to your company in its use of CSR?
  4. If your company does not presently pursue a form of CSR, please identify a specific CSR practice (e.g., environmental consciousness, community welfare, etc.) from which your company would benefit.
  5. Be sure to use at least two sources from the library to support your discussion and analysis (choose sources that are not included in the Background section of this module).
  6. Follow the guidelines in The Student Guide to Writing a High Quality Academic Paper
  7. You are expected to demonstrate evidence of critical thinking – as defined in the Module 2 background materials and the grading rubric.
  8. Save your completed paper, and upload your assignment before the due date.

SLP ASSIGNMENT EXPECTATIONS

Your paper will be evaluated using the grading rubric.

Optional Reading

The following resources provide a very good overview of CSR, and how companies use CSR initiatives to increased the organization’s effectiveness:

2014 corporate social responsibility report (2014). Hershey Company. Retrieved from http://www.thehersheycompany.com/social-responsibility/shared-goodness/goodbusiness

Corporate social responsibility. (2013). International Institute for Sustainable Development. Retrieved from https://www.iisd.org/business/issues/sr.aspx

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