What is required to implement an organization’s commitment to social responsibility? What are the main obstacles to implementing socially responsible policies? Name specific actions that can be taken toward increased social responsibility.
An organization’s commitment to social responsibility takes the form of policies or pronouncements on what the organization intends to do to address its social impact in the community where it operates, which includes its stakeholders, suppliers and the general public. Implementation involves the day-to-day operations, processes, activities, decisions and practices which will ensure that the organization’s socially responsible commitments and policies are carried out and met. Come up with ways for the organization to integrate socially responsible policies into day-to-day operations and individual activities. This can be done by involving middle managers, employees, and other key players in brainstorming sessions. Develop training programs geared toward understanding and clarifying socially responsible policies and how they relate to the organization’s goals, strategies, individual functions and activities.