ASSIGNMENT #4 – CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (INDIVIDUAL)
The ever-changing business environment has historically presented economic and social challenges for employees, customers, and communities. When companies adopt corporate social responsibility (CSR) principles, this reflects the fundamental belief in doing what’s right in consistent, equitable, and sustainable ways. As consumers of their products and services, we all have a part to play in ensuring that companies adhere to their own CSR guidelines. The purpose of this assignment is to reflect on the nature and importance of CSR with the view to raising awareness about the ethical concerns that this concept may raise.
This is an individual assignment which contributes to the overall Assignment grades worth 25%. This assignment has two major steps. Follow the instructions in each step and answer the questions that follow.
Answer the following questions [Cite your sources using APA format].
Provide a brief summary of the company you selected, including the product(s) or service(s) they provide and their commitment to CSR.
Using either Carroll’s Pyramid of CSR or the Triple Bottom Line approach to evaluating a company’s CSR, identify any THREE stakeholder interests you think your company are targeting the most.
Do you think the company is greenwashing and/or demonstrating symbolic corporate social responsibility? Explain your answer.
To what extent does the company’s approach to CSR influence your purchasing decisions? Explain your answer.
Your response will be assessed according to the following criteria:
Excellent 90-100%: Demonstrates a thoughtful understanding of the writing prompt and subject matter; uses specific and convincing examples to support claims; makes insightful and applicable connections
Good 75-89%: Demonstrates a thoughtful understanding of the writing prompt and subject matter; uses relevant examples to support claims; makes applicable connections
Satisfactory 64-74%: Demonstrates a basic understanding of the writing prompt and subject matter; uses examples to support most claims with some connections made
Poor 50-63%: Demonstrates only a marginal understanding of the writing prompt and subject matter; uses incomplete or vague examples; no connections made
Failure 0-49%: Insubstantial; incomplete; not submitted