Here at Premier Training, our tutors are reducing their carbon footprint. We have one tutor who rides a moped to work with 80mg/km consumption and another who regularly cycles a 30 mile round trip.
For those who work a little further away, some have the option of working from home, thus not having to travel at all.
When a business promotes itself as being socially responsible it is known as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Types of CSR include:
- Reducing the ‘carbon footprint’. CO2 emissions can be reduced by large or small programmes. A policy of switching off lights when not needed can reduce CO2 as can curbing pollution or even developing ‘clean’ energy.
- Businesses may donate to local or national charities. They may give time or money to local community programmes.
- Businesses will treat employees fairly and ethically. They may provide comprehensive training and promotion prospects.
There are many examples of CSR in large companies.
- The Body Shop has made a stand against animal testing since 1985.
- Starbucks focuses on sustainable production of ‘green’ coffee.
- Ben and Jerry’s donate 7.5% of pre-tax profits to charities.
- Pedigree sponsors animal shelters and it aims to donate 4 million bowls of dog food to these shelters.
These are just a few examples of Corporate Social Responsibility in action today. It is all about having a bigger impact on our community.
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