Society & Co.

Businesses and companies are normally for profit, but there are some companies who have good Corporate Social Responsibility. Below I have shortlisted Top 8 of company/business that I think is the most exemplary.


8. TOMS Shoes

The entire company was founded on the idea of giving back. For every pair of shoes sold, another pair is donated to a child in need. More than 10 million pairs of shoes have been donated, and that charitable effort has now extended to vision care for kids.

For these companies and many others, business isn’t all about the bottom line. They make strides to be a caring part of the community and help out those who live in less fortunate circumstances. They’re companies that know how important Corporate Social Responsibility can be to others.

 

My thoughts: I really like this idea that for every pair of shoes sold, another pair is donated to a child in need. This way consumer will know that by buying a new pair of shoe from the company, somewhere out there, there will be a kid without any shoe benefit a pair of shoe because of you. 


7. Tyson Foods

Tyson-Hunger-Relief

Tyson Foods offers another example of a major company tying its corporate social responsibility efforts to its core mission. Tyson has committed its brand to efforts to relieve and ultimately end childhood hunger, and in the past few years been integrating social media into its hunger relief efforts.

Tyson connected with the Social Media Club and began a string of extraordinarily smart and effective efforts to enlist the community. For example, it launched a campaign in Austin in which it agreed to donate 100 pounds of chicken to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas for every comment posted on its blog. They received 658 comments in two hours and loaded up two trucks filled with chicken for the hungry, Beth said. They repeated the success in Boston and San Francisco, launched a user-generated video contest in Minnesota and sponsored a day of service for its social media team.

My thoughts: Personally, I think that it is a great idea to feed the hungry. Using social media to raise awareness for the needy is a great idea, this way more people will be aware of the situation some people are facing.

The campaign in Austin in which it agreed to donate 100 pounds of chicken to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas for every comment posted on its blog, I think this is a really brilliant idea to engage the international committee online to play a part in making it happen. Soon, they received 658 comments in two hours and loaded up two trucks filled with chicken for the hungry.

The success allowed them to repeat it in Boston and San Francisco. Overall, I think it is a meaningful campaign and hopefully it will inspire others to do the same.


6. Nu Skin

Nu Skin is a personal care company with a big focus on helping communities around the world. One of the company’s major initiatives is called Nourish the Children. The program was started in 2002 and allows company sales leaders, employees, and customers to donate nutrient-rich meals to needy children. In March 2014, Nu Skin announced that it had surpassed 350 million donated meals. The company also operates the Force For Good Foundation, which works to offer children relief from illiteracy, disease, and poverty.

 

 

My thoughts: I felt that Nu Skin is really making a difference, there are hungry children’s are there being fed because of their efforts really touched me. There had even surpassed 350 million donated meals to needy children. These meal are not just any ordinary meal they are nutrient-rich meals which will help kids to have energy to study in school.


5. Out of Africa

The Out of Africa Shea

Customers of cosmetics company Out of Africa do more than just purchase high-quality shea-butter skin care products; they also help improve the quality of life for West African women and children. A portion of Out of Africa’s proceeds is donated to organizations that provide education and medical care to children, and the company regularly donates to women’s cooperatives that create jobs in West Africa.

 

My thoughts: Education and medical care is largely deprive in Africa, so consumer will be glad to know that every purchase they made actually a portion of it is donated to organizations that provide education and medical care to children. Their company also regularly dontes to women’s cooperatives that create jobs in West Africa.


4. Rainbow Light

Founded in 1981, Rainbow Light started out selling spirulina nutritional supplements to health-conscious consumers. In addition to expanding its line of natural supplements, the company has been committed to improving the health of its customers, trade partners, global community and the planet. As part of its Circle of Care initiative, Rainbow Light helps fight global malnutrition with its supplements through Vitamin Angels, a nonprofit that delivers vitamins to at-risk mothers and babies, and uses 100 percent recycled and recyclable BPA-free packaging.

My thoughts:

Global malnutrition is a crisis in many countries, Rainbow Light helps fight global malnutrition with its supplements through Vitamin Angels. They also uses 100 percent recycled and recyclable BPA-free packaging, so you don’t have to worry about damaging the environment when purchasing their products.


3. Target

Very often the idea of “good corporate citizens” can seem like a concept that is completely removed from our day-to-day realities. Sure, mega-corporations can have volunteer programs or philanthropic arms that focus on big-picture issues, but that seems so highbrow. If that is how you think, then take a look at Target. While many shoppers may think of it as just another big-box retailer, Target is more than just a place to buy tires and milk.

Since 1946, Target has been committing more and more effort and assets toward local and environmental support for the communities in which they have stores. Over the past several years, the company’s efforts—from growing sustainable practices to educational grants—have amounted to 5 percent of its profit going to local communities. That’s $4 million each week! In the area of education alone, Target has donated more than $875 million since 2010.

Corporate Social Responsibility Target

My thoughts: I hope that in the future more companies will adopt Target’s method of doing good. 5 percent of its profit actually goes to local communities and thus benefiting more people.

 

 


2. Microsoft

Microsoft is another major company that takes great effort in giving back. The company was even named the best at Corporate Social Responsibility by the Reputation Institute. One way Microsoft is helping out is through its annual Employee Giving Campaign, where employees attend fundraising events for nonprofit organizations. The campaign has been held every year since 1983 and has raised more than $1 billion in contributions to more than 31,000 organizations.

 

My thoughts: I’m glad to see major company adopting good corporate social responsibility. The company has held campaign every year since 1983 and raised more than $1 billion in contributions benefiting more than 31,000 organizations, which is just amazing.

 

 


1. People Water

You might be wondering how buying bottled water in the U.S. can provide clean water in impoverished nations around the world. Thanks to People Water’s “Drop for Drop” initiative, every bottle the company sells helps to fund one of its global clean water projects, whether it’s building a new well, repairing a broken one or establishing a water purification system in an area suffering from poor water quality. To date, People Water has helped bring more than 5.7 million gallons (21.6 million liters) of clean water to people in need.
My thoughts: It is important for every human being to have access to clean water, i felt the “Drop for Drop”  initiative really benefits people who leave in areas that have poor water quality. By providing clean water for them, the company is helping to improve their standard of living and help them to reduce the risk of getting sick by drinking contaminated water.

 


Overall: In a nut shell, seeing all these contributions people make to make the world a better place really touches me. There are people who live a the third-world country in need help. I felt that this is a great way to give back to the community.

I think have good social corporation responsibility is important in every company. Having that, will really influence others to do the same , hence, making the world a better place to live in, Being selfless and care about other not just for profit but it is basic humanity and this way it really spread the love around the world.

 


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