The construction process, right through from planning and design to use and demolition, has a major impact on society. Traditionally, concern has been focused on its environmental impact and the quest for sustainability, but this has now extended into the wider remit of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Essentially, this means that businesses must act (voluntarily) in a socially ethical manner by developing a policy that encompasses the core principles enshrined by CSR.
A unique presentation on a topic of emerging importance, Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Industry is essential reading for all built environment undergraduate and post-graduate courses, as well as CEOs and senior managers within construction businesses who may be about to embark on developing a CSR strategy.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Introduction: The Evolution of CSR Part A. Strategic Issues 2. Government Intervention in CSR 3. A Business Case for Developing a CSR Policy 4. Not Human Capital: Gaining Employee Support with Sound Business Ethics Part B. Community Issues 5. Overseas Development Aid and Disaster Relief 6. The Influence of Pressure Groups 7. Charities and Local Communities Part C. Bribery, Corruption & Fraud Issues 8. Legal Perspectives 9. International Project Bribery 10. Cartels in the Supply Chain 11. Fraud & Deception Part D. Environmental Issues 12. The Evolution of Sustainable 13. The UK Housebuilding Industry 14. A Critique of Sustainable Design Initiatives 15. CSR in North & South American Construction Industries 16. CSR in South Africa Construction Industry (including the African Continent) 17. CSR in the Asian Construction Industry 18. CSR in the Australian Construction Industry Conclusion 19. Conclusion
Mike Murray is Course Director of the COnstruction Management MSc at the University of Strathclyde, UK.
Andrew Dainty is Professor of Construction Sociology at Loughborough University, UK.