Discuss the purpose of corporate social responsibility and ethics.
GEL-7.02: Apply ethical reasoning to ethical issues within the field of study.
The Unit 7 Assignment requires you to consider the role of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in an
organization’s strategy. CSR requires companies to ensure they are always working towards four pillars of
societal accountability: economic, legal, ethical, and philanthropic.
Prior to working on the assignment, consider completing the following learning activity as it will prepare you to
address the assignment requirements.
Using the material from Chapter 4 of the text as well as your own independent research, you will draft an
informative essay that makes the connection between a theoretical understanding of CSR and how it is reflected
in the strategies of a real organization. Outcomes evaluated through this assignment include MT140-5 and GEL7.02.
Using your research skills, locate and cite the CSR policy of one well-known public company.
Referring to your selected company’s CSR initiatives, identify which pillars of responsibility they seem most
focused on: economic, legal, ethical, or philanthropic. Give at least two specific examples.
Research the mission statement of your chosen company. Describe how the company’s mission statement aligns
with its CSR policy. Give at least three specific examples.
The paper is required to include an introduction, conclusion and be at least two double-spaced pages in length,
using 11-point Georgia font.
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under Academic Tools.
Reference the course textbook and a minimum of one article from the Purdue University Global Library.