Company Q Social Responsibility

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Social responsibility, a complex idea that only two words can describe; social, meaning public, and responsibility the word that instantly adds weight to any adult’s shoulders. Social responsibility can be a very heavy load to bear for anyone, especially those who work in the business world. Not only do they have to worry about finances of the company they work for but, also the well-being of their worker 's, and how all of that affects the area around them. The families that keep their business running, their customers, even the effects of those who maybe don 't use their product. I have been ask to evaluate, given the provided scenario, whether a company 's actions are socially responsible or not, and why I 'm inclined to believe this way. …show more content…
The items were more health conscious, meaning the company wasn 't just concerned about making a profit as they stood to lose money if things went bad. The company was placing its customer 's requests and health on a higher priority. By the closing of the two stores that were losing money every week, Company Q continued to put the customer 's interest first and have the products they requested. The company could not continue losing money, due to theft and higher crime in a particular neighborhood. Let alone the fact of placing the employee 's in a potentially dangerous situation. They had to cut their losses to continue being financially and socially responsible. While I do not agree wholeheartedly, with the decision made pertaining to the day old products. Given the theft issues, and potential losses with the new products, should there not be enough interest. I can understand the choice from a financial standpoint, to toss them instead of donating to the food …show more content…
Noting that it took a couple years of requesting the newer health conscious products to actually become a new item. If this was something that was being requested more and more, it may have been a good idea to request the consumer 's to fill out a survey after shopping with the company, to see if more interest in the product 's was gathered. So instead of taking two years to reply to consumer wants, the new products could have been implemented sooner, potentially boosting revenue. Had this been the case then an alternative resolution could have been possible for the two stores that are now closed. If revenue had been boosted then perhaps the stores in the higher crime rate areas, could have had an Anti-Theft system implemented. Protecting the employees who work there, and the products they sell. Those two stores could have remained open not only increasing the company 's profit, but also allowing the people of those neighborhoods to have a local grocery in their area, as well as more jobs. Third and final recommendation is dealing with the day old donations to the local food bank. Socially, this was the only bad choice in my opinion, but it was made from a financial perspective. In this situation, I would recommend implementing a system, where each day there is a dedicated employee to handle the day old donations to the food bank. Also

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