Corporate social responsibility has gained substantial traction in recent decades but many still struggle with conveying the importance of integrating ethics and environmental and social values within the demands of a business world understandably concerned with making profit. First published in 2009 as ‘Do the Right Thing’, The Practical Guide to Corporate Social Responsibility guides you through the basics, teaching how to recognise CSR benefits and put principles into practice in a business-focussed way.
This new edition helps readers get to grips with improving their organisation's environmental management, sustainability, health and safety and trading ethics with straightforward guidance and tips. A new ‘Do The Right Thing’ Model assists organisations with identifying risks and frames corporate social responsibility in a business context accessible to all. Features include:
This is an essential introduction to the complex areas of corporate social responsibility that affect health and safety practitioners, environmental managers, human resources personnel and those working with quality and business assurance. It will also be critical reading for those looking to understand how CSR fits into the new high level structure of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001.
"A very thought-provoking book that packs a great deal of background, experience and practical wisdom into just under 300 pages."
Paul Smith, Health and Safety at Work
Introduction, 1. Business control and risk management , 2. The evolution of CSR, 3. The appetite for CSR and the triple bottom line , 4. Stakeholder expectations, 5. Benefits for organizations, 6. Reporting and verifying , 7. The case against CSR, 8. Opportunities in the supply chain , 9. Personal social responsibility, 10. Learning from London