Social Responsibility of Business and
• The duty by a business to contribute to the
well-being of a community.
Protection to the environment
Minorities and women in the workplace
Employment of the physically challenged
Healthy and safe work environment
• Non-renewable Resource
– A natural resource that cannot be replaced when
– Gas, oil, minerals (copper and iron)
A socially responsible business takes actions that
improve or change operations that cause pollution.
recycled material for
their coffee cup
sleeves saving 78,000
trees per year.
Toyota offers the
Prius that is the first
mass market hybrid
Run and operate an
for disposing of and
• More sensitive to the roles of women, ethnic
groups, and older workers.
• ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act
• “Equal Opportunity Employer”
Job Safety and Employee Wellness
• OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health
• Promoting good health through the workplace
– Principles of morality or rules of conduct
– Rules about how businesses and their employees
ought to behave
Code of Ethics
– Set of rules for guiding the actions of employees
or members of an organization.
Business Ethics Checklist
• Is the action illegal?
• Does the action violate company or professional
• Who is affected, and how, by the action?
• A trademark is word, letter, or symbol linked with a
specific company or product.
• Company names, team emblems, label designs,
• A copyright protects the creative work of authors,
composers and artists.
• Copyright protection lasts for the life of the person
receiving the copyright.
• Give the inventor the sole right to make, use, or sell
the item for 17 years.