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Building the Social Responsibility Foundation

Summary: Organizations looking into the benefits of social responsibility are often plagued with questions of where to begin, how to implement the right processes, and how to maintain growth while staying true to sustainability. The best place for any organization to start toward a path of social responsibility is the ISO 26000 standard, which has many guidelines to help entities on the right path, no matter where they are starting out. Committment to social responsibility and sustainable business practices has to start with senior management at any organization, due to the complexity of planning change and getting employees on board with the organization's values. The path to social responsibility has many milestones, such as compliance, risk management, value-based action, efficiency, and sustainability.

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  • Topics: Social Responsibility
  • Keywords: Sustainability, Process, Risk management, Executives, Implementation, Core values, ISO 26000
  • Author: Bernhart, Michelle S.; “Sonny” Maher, Francis J.;
  • Journal: Journal for Quality and Participation