Social responsibility refers to the global initiative to improve working condition and conformance to universal rights on labor standards.
The CSR initiatives of British Telecommunication are integrated to their business strategy. Not a separate program, as what other companies normally do.
As expected, the “Ube” (Purple) Fire Engine parked near our building is gearing for action. This fire truck is maintained by a private company and being commandeered by volunteer firemen who are employees or staffs of Eng Bee Tin, a known “hopia” and chinese deli factory in the Philippines
Allow me to borrow the tag of Conrado de Quiros review of the movie “An Inconvenient Truth”, be scared.. be very scared!
Though expecting profit is not necessarily bad, governments, specially that of the first world, have set guidelines to ensure a minimum CSR is observed.
Self-made multibillionaire John Gokongwei Jr. is donating half his fortune — at least P20 billion — to charity to mark his 80th birthday and his holding company’s 50th anniversary.
In the Philippines, occupational health and safety as one of the core labor standards.
Social Responsibility is voluntary while Social Accountability is mechanism driven. It seeks to improve the quality of life of people around the enterprise.
Should HR spearhead CSR initiatives? Though CSR is primary top management function, this appears to be an emerging new role of HR and developing countries.
Establishment with 200 employees are required to form a Family Welfare Committee (FWC) through the assistance of the DOLE Regional Offices.