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CSR and Business Ethics (Disney&Canon)

  1. 1. BUSI NESSETHI CS& CORPORATESOCI AL RESPONSI BI LI TY By: Akanksha Jain Arshia Khan Nitesh Kundnani Neha Naryani
  2. 2. The Walt Disney Company
  3. 3. Quick Facts • The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media corporation. • The company is best known for the products of its film studio, the Walt Disney Studios, and today one of the largest and best-known studios in Hollywood. • Disney also owns and operates the ABC broadcast television network; cable television networks such as Disney Channel, ESPN, A+E Networks, and ABC Family; publishing, merchandising, and theatre divisions; and owns and licenses 14 theme parks around the world. • It also has a successful music division. The company has been a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average since May 6, 1991.
  4. 4. CSR Activities • Protecting Ecosystems Since 2009, Disney has invested $48 million in carbon offset projects globally, most of which involve forest conservation, reforestation and forest management. • Minimizing Waste Recycling at parks is an important part of their approach to Disney's long-term goal of zero waste. •Encouraging Innovation: Disney reduces environmental impact through innovations, such as the trains at Disneyland Resort which run on biodiesel made with cooking oil from the resort’s restaurants and hotels.
  5. 5. • Helping Animals in Need A veterinarian at Disney’s Animal Kingdom performs a routine checkup on a sea turtle. Guests can watch animals get health checks, talk with veterinarians and learn about wildlife tracking from scientists studying sounds and behaviors of wild animals. • Catalyzing Action Disney Friends for Change inspires kids and their families to make a lasting, positive impact on the world by showing how even small actions can make a big difference. • Providing Hope and Laughter Through uplifting efforts, like granting children with life-threatening illnesses the opportunity to fulfill their wishes, they provide happiness, hope and laughter to those who need it most.
  6. 6. • In addition, Disney executives serve on various non-profit boards of directors around the world. These executives lend their personal expertise to increase the capacity of nonprofits in governance, strategy, and fundraising. • Employees and cast members also play an important role in advancing Disney's environmental commitment. Globally, more than 150 employees serve as Green Team leaders, helping to raise awareness about our environmental goals and standards. Over the last thirty years, Disney employees across 42 countries have given more than 8 million hours of their time through their VoluntEARS program, from filling hospital rooms with comfort and laughter to serving meals to the hungry, building homes for families, cleaning up our beaches, and so much more.
  7. 7. • Volunteerism is a major focus for Disney, offering free tickets to a million people in exchange for a day of volunteer service from an organization of their choice. This encouraged over one million people in the United States to commit to service efforts to volunteer in their communities. • Environment :  Through motion pictures and television programming ,Disney encourages environmental education.  Disneynature films, part of Walt Disney Motion Picture Studios, share compelling stories and immerse audiences in the natural world.  Part of the proceeds from three Disney nature films to date – Earth, Oceans, and African Cats – have planted three million trees in Brazil’s threatened Atlantic Forest, protected 40,000 acres of coral reef in the Bahamas, and conserved 50,000 acres of savanna wildlife corridors in Africa.
  8. 8. The Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment team connects Walt Disney Parks and Resorts guests and cast members with animals, plants and nature and inspires them to positively impact the environment. The Animal Programs team participates in cooperative breeding programs with other zoological facilities at the other theme parks, and offers tours and education programs. Through these activities, they create magical memories for their guests, while also making a difference for conservation around the world.
  9. 9. • The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, established on Earth Day in 1995, supports efforts of local and global non-profits who protect wildlife, ecosystems, and make a positive impact on the community. DWCF grants provide financial support for: the study of wildlife the protection of habitats education programs experiences that connect kids to nature through exploration and discovery
  10. 10. Business Ethics • Business Standards and Ethics Training Compliance training, including training regarding the Company's Standards of Business Conduct and ethics, is provided to employees and Cast Members worldwide through the Company's learning management system known as Disney Development Connection. • Hiring Practices It is the policy of The Walt Disney Company to provide equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color etc. • Harassment Prevention and Discrimination Policies The Walt Disney Company's policy prohibits employees from harassing any other employee, guest or other person in the course of the company's business for any reason
  11. 11. • Safety and Security The safety and security of our guests and our cast members is of paramount importance to us and is evident in programs throughout Disney. • Park Security Our security teams are dedicated to promoting a safe and secure environment for all of our guests and cast members. More than a thousand cast members are employed in security operations at the Disneyland and Walt Disney World resorts. • Product Safety (Consumer Products) Disney is extremely concerned about the quality and safety of its consumer products, especially those products that are enjoyed by children. The Company's Product Integrity group reviews the safety of all consumer products sold or distributed by Disney entities. • Depiction of Smoking in Movies Disney is concerned about the impact of the depiction of smoking in movies on youth and actively looks for ways to limit the depiction of smoking in movies marketed to youth. For more information
  12. 12. • Disney Antipiracy The Walt Disney Company and its subsidiaries own the intellectual property rights to the characters, brands, titles and properties popularly associated with the Disney name and with Disney's affiliates. Disney takes the enforcement of these rights very seriously. We protect these rights so that we can continue to provide quality entertainment that measures up to the standards that our audience has come to love and expect. We welcome reports of suspected infringement of any of these rights. • International Labor Standards: Disney’s International Labor Standards (ILS) program evaluates and helps address working conditions in facilities producing Disney- branded products around the world. • Code of Conduct for Manufacturers Our Code of Conduct for Manufacturers sets forth requirements for manufacturers of our products with respect to labor standards and working conditions.
  13. 13. • Healthy Cleaning At Disney parks, resorts, offices and other workplaces, the health and safety of our guests, cast members and employees are matters of constant concern, as is the protection of the environment and our natural resources. • Management of Chemicals in Consumer Products The Walt Disney Company is committed to conducting business in an ethical and responsible manner. The safety of all products bearing Disney brands, characters, and other intellectual property is of the utmost importance to us. • Online Safety for Kids Disney Online offers helpful tips throughout its websites to help parents and kids safely navigate the Internet.
  14. 14. Canon Inc. Canon Inc. is a Japanese multinational corporation specialized in the manufacture of imaging and optical products, including cameras, camcorders, photocopiers, steppers, computer printers and medical equipment.
  15. 15. CSR Activities • Canon Leadership Scholars Program Canon U.S.A. and Canon Virginia provide scholarships that are used to educate the leaders of tomorrow. • Charity Book Fair Since 1997- Held once a year since 1997, the fair takes the form of an in-house bazaar featuring books, CDs and DVDs donated by Canon Group employees throughout Japan. The proceeds, with matching funds from the company, are donated to education and medical assistance programs in Asia. • Tag Rugby Class Since 2010- Tag Rugby is a program where the staff and players from the Canon Eagles volunteer as coaches to teach children the sport.
  16. 16. • Donating equipment: Canon Middle East donated video cameras to high school film clubs in Kenya to promote learning. • Canon EYECON competition: Canon New Zealand holds photo and film contest for high school and tertiary institution students. • Support for puppetry: Canon Marketing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. is supporting efforts to teach children classic Thai literature through puppet shows. • Photography workshop: Canon Eurasia held photography workshops for students living in the Black Sea region. • Visiting lectures: Around the nation, we hold lectures of crafts and experiments for children. In August, staff at our Kosugi Office gave a class on creating hand-made lenses.
  17. 17. • Canon Forestry Program "Generation Green" Canon U.S.A. has implement its "Canon Forest Program" for some Canon's environmentally friendly "Generation Green" products. Under the program, Canon U.S.A. will plant one tree for every 10 products purchased and registered. • Canon Envirothon Since 1997- The Canon Envirothon is an exciting and fun way for high school students throughout North America to learn about the environment and the issues facing this and future generations. • WWF Conservation Partner Since 1998- Canon Europe became one of WWF's first Conservation Partners in 1998. As a Conservation Partner, we belong to a select group of world class multinational companies which provide major funding to WWF's global conservation work to aid its environmental practices. • Supporting the China Wildlife Photography Training Camp Since 2004 Canon China and Wild China have been jointly sponsoring lectures, the lending of photographic equipment, and on-site research regarding wildlife photography by environmentalists and researchers who gather from all over China. • Canon has also launched three new calculators in Europe, called "Green Calculators", which are produced in part from recycled Canon copiers.
  18. 18. • Support for the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon Since 2006- Started in 1981 as the world's first international marathon for independent wheelchairs, the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon is now the largest event of its kind in the world, as well as the benchmark competition for wheelchair runners vying to race. Canon has supported the race since 2006. • Aid for Photo Panels Introducing Activities of The Big Issue Japan Fund To commemorate the sixth anniversary since The Big Issue Japan began carrying out its activities in Tokyo and the second anniversary of the Fund's inauguration, Canon contributed to the printing of photo panels introducing the activities of The Big Issue Japan Fund. • Canon's J.League Enjoy Program Since 2003- Canon has invited disabled children to its "J.League Enjoy Program", providing them with the rare opportunity to experience for themselves the excitement of a major sporting event. • Support for Disabled Artists Since 2000- Canon Inc. uses its Web site to showcase the works of disabled artists who register at the Artbility program of Tokyo Colony, a social welfare corporation that encourages disabled people to support themselves.
  19. 19. • American Cancer Society Since 1998- The mission of the American Cancer Society is to eliminate cancer as a major health concern through extensive research, education, advocacy and services for patients and their families. Throughout the U.S., Canon and its employees have supported ACS to help the organization continue its research and services. • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children(NCMEC) Since 1997- Canon has supported the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). Canon4Kids helps raise public awareness of the national issue of child abduction and exploitation and it stresses the need for parents to have updated digital photos of children to assist in the search for a missing child. Canon provides digital photographic and imaging technology products to NCMEC and law enforcement agencies nationwide to aid in the recovery of missing children. • Supporting the Easter Seals Telethon Canon Canada supports the Easter Seals Telethon, a charitable organization that assists physically disabled children in obtaining specialized equipment, facilities and care.
  20. 20. • Relief Activities and Fund-raising Campaigns Canon carries out relief activities in regions affected by sudden disasters to identify the best ways to assist disaster victims. • Canon Supports the Japan Platform Canon is a supporter of the Japan Platform, an emergency humanitarian aid organization made up of a consortium of NGOs, the business community, and the Japanese government, each of which contributes their own set of expertise and resources to assist in major natural disasters and displacements of people. • Support (collection campaign) for Overseas Children Canon is collecting foreign coins, and used stamps for donation to international organizations dealing with the aid to developing countries.
  21. 21. • Canon Enjoy Music! Since 2008- A music experience program was started in 2008 to provide an opportunity for children to enjoy music, to try the violin, viola, cello, and other musical instruments under the guidance of performing musicians, and to appreciate mini-concerts. • Canon APPAs(Australian Professional Photography Awards) Since 2002- Canon Australia has been the principal sponsor for the Australian Professional Photography Awards, Australia's the leading photo contest, since 2002.
  22. 22. • Red Cross Project Since 2006- In keeping with our corporate Japanese philosophy of kyosei - 'living and working together for the common good', Canon is a long standing supporter of the Red Cross, helping in its work with young people across Europe. • Canon Clean Earth Crew Since 1996- Canon U.S.A. employees volunteer their time in communities nationwide for conservation activities involving parks, beaches and nature preserves.
  23. 23. Business Ethics • Respecting Human Rights and Establishing a Proper Workplace Environment Canon makes special efforts to respect the rights of each and every employee and to build a corporate culture that fosters diversity.  Prohibiting Discrimination  Proactive Appointment of Female Managers  Preventing Harassment  Eliminating Child and Forced / Compulsory Labor  Employment and Promotion of Diverse Human Resources  Hiring and Utilizing a Global Workforce  Promoting Good Work-Life Balance (reduce overtime, paid leaves)  Occupational Health and Safety
  24. 24. • Fair Operating Practices Aiming to achieve "sound business growth," Canon offers highly competitive products and services while also remaining committed to fair operating practices rooted in high ethical standards.  Fundamental Procurement Policies  Partnership with Suppliers  Fair and Transparent Dealings  Canon's Intellectual Property Approach  Intellectual Property Management System  Patent Application Status  Brand Management
  25. 25. • Customer Care Ensuring Product Safety Pursuing Universal Design Strengthening Customer Support
  26. 26. • Organizational Governance Corporate Governance Security Business Continuity Plans for Disaster Response Appropriate Information Disclosure and Returns to Shareholders
  27. 27. THANK YOU!