CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Social corporate responsibility is a set code of conduct that a business organization uses to control its day to day activities and ensure that they comply with the international standard laws. It is the responsibility of every business entity to formulate their own rules which guide them to obey the corporate social responsibility and to ensure that this rules help promote a positive growth of the business where both the community and the business benefit equal. Social responsibility is observed through the business organization empowering the community by ensuring that the environment is preserved and that no activity at any cost will result in the pollution of the environment. It is important to also note that different business entities have their own different set of laws as long as they observe the international standard law (Maurrasse, Jones, 2003).
Volkswagen just like other business entities have laws and they have their strengths and weaknesses. Amongst the key corporate responsibility offered by my company is the charity support given to the disable community in the America by the Volkswagen Group of America. The company has offered support to the disable for many years something viewed as a sense of responsibility to help the less fortune and give them a better life. Corporate social responsibility encourages us to give back to the community in any way possible and I therefore feel that by doing this my company has shown strongly that it does not only use the community to grow its business but that whatever the company has achieved it has given back to the society just as well (Auhagen, Bierhoff, 2001).
Volkswagen has also ensured that the whenever it is carrying out any activity or project outside its place of daily business then it is going to observe certain guidelines which include involving the community around and engaging them in their activities therefore making the project part of that particular area. The company also ensures that the activities carried out at that particular area is managed there and by the local management team therefore making that team part of the company’s achievement. The company will as well discuss the key business activities by the local business group who play a role in that certain type of business or project carried out in that local region. The forth norm that Volkswagen company observe when carrying out projects outside is that it uses the local rules to help guide carry out that particular project therefore enabling the company to respect the laws of the locals. By so doing Volkswagen does not just commit itself to respecting other people’s rules but taking their projects to different place as well. The international social corporate responsibility fights for the involvement of locals and empowering them and by so doing the Volkswagen reaches out to different people from different diversities and therefore giving a positive impact to these communities without being seen as to have chosen a particular group to work with. The products of Volkswagen is enjoyed by everyone around the world therefore carrying out some of the projects away from home country brings a feeling of together amongst all (Sparkes, 2000).
Volkswagen Company has a set of rules as well that ensure that their products are harmless to the environment. This rules guide in the production of the products that do not pollute the environment which in this case is the air pollution. The corporate social responsibility has specified that any product of any company or any process by all businesses do not pollute the environment but instead ensure sustainable environment for all. These laws as well will ensure that companies take responsibility in case they are found to have commit such an offence (Ledgerwood, Broadhurst, 2000)
The company as well ensures that the working conditions give its employees a chance to educate themselves and encourages them to be competent in any way possible therefore making them a better people not just at work but even with their personal lives. The company as well encourages creativity and this is motivated by the fact that the company puts into place an idea that is found to be a game changer. The standard laws requires that the employees’ welfare is as well respected and upheld always. A happy employee gives his/her best to the company and I am glad that Volkswagen is fully committed to ensuring that its employees leave their work as a better people as to when they joined the company. Besides that I also think this motivates employees to work towards achieving the goals of the company because they feel as part of the company.
Challenges will always be there and no matter how much we try there is always going to be something hard to clear out but it can be minimized never the less. Conflicting ideas rise up as a result of company’s efforts to meet its targets and goals. It does not necessarily mean that the management of the company is aware of some of the actions taken by a certain group of employees. A good example is what happen to the Volkswagen vehicles that were recalled after they were found with fault. It was regrettable especially given the fact that the supervising board were not aware of what had happened until it was late. It is therefore clearly seen that as much as the business entities try hard to abide by the corporate social responsibility some challenges are hard to avoid but can only be reduced.
According to the theories I strongly think that the social corporate responsibility should push for profit making just as well as it pushes for these responsibilities to be observed by business entities. Business is about profit making as well as maintaining good image to the public and creating a market that will sustain the business for a long time if not forever. These laws should benefit everyone but it should as well respect business goals. Business entities should as well learn that this laws are not meant to derail their goals but to make them better.
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