Social Responsibility and Audits

Social Responsibility and Audits
Social Responsibility and Audits

Social responsibility is an ethical perception that an entity whether it is a government, corporation, organization or individual has a responsibility to society at large. While working mostly with governments in social responsibility implementation, EcoAfrica recognises the important role of large companies in ensuring social and economic justice in the areas that they are active. When applied correctly Corporate Social Responsibility can not only help to stem environmental degradation and mitigate industrial activities that infringes upon peoples’ rights, but can also benefit big businesses itself. Recent studies conducted in the United Kingdom have shown that over 74% of all consumers were more likely to support businesses that practice sound, sustainable environmental policies. Similarly are consumers increasingly concerned with the social policies of companies they do business with.

Our work includes;

  • Implementation of social responsibility projects for governments
  • Development of CSR for carefully selected private businesses
  • Research on social and economic needs that companies may choose to incorporate in their CSR portfolios
  • Auditing of CRS projects and portfolios
CSR is the deliberate inclusion of public interest into corporate decision-making, and the honoring of a triple bottom line: People, Planet, Profit.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. CSR entails business proactively promoting the public interest by encouraging community growth and development, and voluntarily avoiding practices that harm the public sphere, regardless of legality. Proponents argue that there is a strong business case for CSR, in that corporations benefit in multiple ways by operating with a perspective broader and longer than their own immediate, short-term profits. Critics argue that CSR distracts from the fundamental economic role of businesses; others argue that it is nothing more than superficial window-dressing. Nonetheless, CSR provides a guide as to what a company stands for and will uphold to its consumers.