What is Social Responsibilty?

Social Responsibility

Social responsibility is the practice of producing goods and services in a way that is not harmful to society or the environment.

For businesses, this means considering the negative impact of the business on the environment and society and not just for profit and shareholders.  For schools, this could simply mean reducing energy consumption or it could also involve organising a once a term local park clean-up. School’s could even utilise their facilities to support local government-funded schools.  For Individuals, this could be volunteering or researching socially responsible companies to buy from or taking the bus instead of driving.

Whilst SR it is mostly directed at business and is recognised as CSR; Corporate Social responsibility, it is a growing movement around the world, and it starts from the ground up and 1 individual.  As our responsibility to look after the earth grows so will the demand from pupils, parents and staff for environmental and social plans to be in place and it will form part of the decision-making process.

“If the bee disappears off the surface of the planet, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”
Albert Einstein