Tim’s coffee Shoppe has social responsibilities to the community in which it is located? What are those responsibilities and is there a business you have visited or know of that evidences sustainable practices? Discuss and include the following aspects: environmental, social and ethical sustainability.
There are numerous issues related to the work, working environment’ quality and its effect on the employees and the society. So, it is essential that the organizations accept and adopt corporate responsibility (Carroll, 1999). Social responsibilities is the concept through which companies incorporates social and environmental concerns in their business activities and in their interactions with their stakeholders voluntary (European Commission, 2011). Tim’s coffee Shoppe has several social responsibilities towards community in which they are located. Tim’s social responsibilities towards community in order to gain sustainability include:
Responsibility towards environment – Tim’s coffee Shoppe should be responsible to environment by making their supplier socially accountable; reducing wastage, green house emission; conserving energy; etc.
Responsibility towards society – it involves providing nutritional information of the menu items to the public; philanthropic activities; charities; generating employment opportunities, etc.
Responsibility to conduct business ethically – it includes: providing high quality foods along with superior services; clean as well as welcoming environment; equal opportunity for all of its associates within the organization for career progression; maintaining fairness, integrity, and honesty while conducting business, etc.
Carroll, B. Archie. (1999). Corporate Social Responsibility: Evolution of a Definitional Construct. Business Society, 38(2), 268-292. DOI: 10.1177/000765039903800303
European Commission. (2011). Communication From The Commission To The European Parliament, The Council, The European Economic And Social Committee And The Committee Of The Regions. Retrieved from HYPERLINK “http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/newsroom/cf/_getdocument.cfm?doc_id=7010″http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/newsroom/cf/_getdocument.cfm?doc_id=7010