Corporate Social Responsibility (also known as CSR) is a commitment to improving community well-being through of its operations responsibly and in line with public expectations. These efforts can range from donating money to nonprofits to implementing environmentally-friendly policies in the workplace.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the sense of obligation on the part of companies to build certain social criteria and manage the business activities by taking strategic decisions. This is sometimes mentioned as a ‘triple bottom line’ approach that considers the economic, social and environmental aspects of corporate activity.
For an organization to be socially responsible, it first has to be accountable to itself and its shareholders. Often, companies that adopt CSR programs have grown their business to the purpose where they will repay to society
CSR activities may include:
Corporate social responsibility is traditionally broken into four categories:
Environment is one among the first focuses of CSR.it refers that organizations should behave in as environmentally friendly way as possible. Any steps a corporation can go for reduce pollution and greenhouse emission emissions and also the sustainable use of natural resources are good for both the corporate and society.We Maria Trading accept that our organizations are liable for accomplishing the great environmental practice and working in a manageable way by any means of our areas.
As an integral and fundamental part of our business strategy, we strive to reduce our environmental impact and continuously improve our environmental performance. It is our priority to encourage our employees to do the same. Also, it is a matter of fulfilling our duty of care to future generations.
Our organization, Maria Trading is agree with the necessities of current natural enactment and codes of training to forestall pollution. Conducting awareness campaigns and workshops for employees to improve information about their environmental roles and responsibilities. Promote training programs on sustainability goals to qualify and educate the company’s employees. Ensure that everyone in the company understands its new goals and ambitions towards circular economy. Actively participating in social accountable activities such as Training programs, beach, desert and street cleaning. When everyone in the organization understands the principles of the circular economy and is aware of how these need to be integral to your core activities and operations they will be able to contribute multi-fold.
Maria Trading conducted workshops, presentations & socially responsible activities at Sharjah wisdom house in collaboration with Bee’ah. Bee’ah is the region’s leading sustainability pioneer, operating across industries, to create groundbreaking environmental innovations and provide smart solutions for future-ready cities.
As a part of the workshop, an awareness session and activity session was conducted; The employees were shown a presentation empowering them to bring about a behavioral change in society by adopting the eco-friendly approach of the 5 R’s – Respect, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and become ‘Earth Savers’. We have taken another golden step to a sustainable future and started actively working on developing collaboration with UAE private enterprises and government organizations that has demonstrated the highest levels of commitment to sustainability.
Maria Trading actively participated in Environmental cleanup activities such as beach and desert cleaning by collaborating with Tandeef from Bee’ah. We hope that this collaborations can be an example to other companies by demonstrating that these contributions to society will create awareness to save our planet, where we can take great pride. We have united for a better environment by going plastic free through beach and desert cleanups. Planetary and community benefits are significant from these activities. We have conducted beach clean-up activities at the Al Khan Corniche to protect marine life and keep UAE’s coastline safe and pristine. Clean beaches support local economies, provide a place for visitors to enjoy, and help preserve the habitats of marine birds, fish and other animals. Our coastline is under threat. Plastic waste will be as abundant in our oceans as fish by 2050, and some of this garbage is washed up on beaches. There are several eco systems that interact with each other in the desert, so any change in one will affect the other. It is imperative that we pay attention to all ecological receptors. Maria Trading employees joined hands to clean up plastic wastes from Al Rahmaniya Desert. This initiative helps to remove harmful wastes to save the desert and its inhabitants-our camels. Our initiatives are focused to aim the world greener place under usher in a future we all would like to live in. It is also a fantastic way to boost team spirit and do something truly great for the planet.
Businesses can practice social responsibility by donating money, products or services to social causes and nonprofits. It includes funding educational programs, supporting health initiatives, donating to causes, and supporting community beautification projects. Corporate social responsibility programs often have a philanthropic component, in which people are encouraged to give time and money to charitable causes. Philanthropic responsibility has become a core component of this business strategy. This trend is driven by leadership at the company, employee efforts, and individual volunteerism in the community. CSR performance can be benchmarked against that of peers and companies can also report on their CSR policies and undergo social audits. Traditional philanthropic programs may include general support of non-profit organizations, funding of public service initiatives, and donation of products or knowledge to nonprofit organizations. Maria Trading has been part of The Big heart Foundation –UAE established in May 2015. TBHF has provided health, education and emergency aid services – among others – to almost 4 million people in need more than 25 countries. It is our responsibility to give back to the communities we exist in and donate to causes that align with our company mission. When we do this, we are following with the philanthropic responsibility
Ethical responsibility is a system and process of making sure that the organization is operating in a fair and ethical manner. To demonstrate ethical responsibility, organizations aim to provide fair treatment of all stakeholders, including leadership, investors, employees, suppliers, and customers. Organizations that adhere to ethical standards must protect stakeholders' rights and foster the development of employees, managers, and owners, while encouraging customer and supplier evolution strategies, providing new perspectives to local communities, and protecting the environment. When you think of ethical CSR, you undoubtedly notice the widespread concept that showing responsibility is strictly related to the economic and financial dimension; however, over recent years, the area of social discourse has been gaining relevance. In this context, a strong relationship between rights and ethical responsibilities in order to attain legitimacy is fundamental.
Economic responsibility is the practice of a firm backing all of its financial decisions in its commitment to do good in the areas social responsibility. The principles of economic responsibility seek to balance the responsibilities of business, the environment, and philanthropy. Economic responsibility follows, and adheres to, the set standards of ethical and moral principles. In this context, Companies are looking for a solution that will facilitate their growth and generate profits while benefiting society and the community. The economy here is shaped by considering its overall effects on society and business at the same time. It also focuses on practices that facilitate the long-term growth of the business. Businesses can enhance their operations while developing sustainable practices by balancing economic decisions with their overall impacts on society. Sustainable practices are therefore made easier through economic responsibility.