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Published by Penka® on September 13, 2021

What is Corporate Social Responsibility?

Thru many decades, it was assumed that the only responsibility of the companies was solely to generate profits, regardless of the social and environmental impact associated with their activities. Nowadays, this is changing, as the company must take into account that its activities have both a positive and a negative effect on society.

Corporate Social Responsibility (RSE) is defined as the ongoing commitment of businesses to behave ethically and contribute to economic development, improving the quality of life of workers and their families, as well as the local community and society. In short, it is the responsibility of companies for their impacts on society.

For it, the companies seek the preservation of the environment and the sustainability of future generations, with a vision that integrates respect for people, ethical values, the community and the environment. For this reason, Socially Responsible Enterprises (SREs) have an added value and a competitive advantage.

Penka Penka® the ESR distinction of Socially Responsible Company by CEMEFI and AliaRSE for the second consecutive year. This was granted mainly for their work done as a company in good for the environment and the society.

How to recognize an SRE?

They must have the SRE Distinctive issued by CEMEFI and their actions include:

  1. Contributes to the welfare of society.
  2. Performs based on a ethics code.
  3. Identifies the social needs and provides solutions.
  4. Respects the ecological environment in each of its operating process.
  5. Respects human rights.
  6. Makes alliances for the discussion of issues of public interest.
  7. Invests time and resources in the community.
  8. Identifies and helps social causes.
  9. Promotes favorable working conditions for quality of life.
  10. It is involved in investment and social development programs.

We invite all the companies to start actions that help society’s wellness, their ecological environment and social causes because supporting our community is one of the best benefits we could generate.

By: Andrea Zambrano

Article published by Penka®

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