Social Audits. Building the Case for Social Responsibility
- Business partners, suppliers, and customers favor doing business with reputable organizations.
- A good image attracts potential employees, especially in competitive hiring modes.
- Donors and volunteers are more willing to contribute if the not-for-profit supports the same values they do.
- Philanthropic programs can open new markets.
- Strong employee support services help reduce absenteeism and turnover and improves employee productivity.
- Community involvement helps a strong corporate culture, which results in innovation, higher quality and more commitment.
- Future competitiveness and success depends upon the health of the communities in which the business operates.
- Well-defined ethics programs can protect against legal exposure, fines and sanctions.
- Environmental management increases efficiency in materials and energy use, thus, lowering costs.
- Monitoring social responsibility can prevent fraud and organizational wrong-doing.
- “It is the right thing to do”
- “We have an obligation to share our success.”
- “We have a responsibility to give something back to the community.”