Corporate Social Responsibility: Is “none” even an option?

One of the reasons I like my current employer is we are big on corporate social responsibility (CSR), and I mean BIG. If something happens locally, nationally or globally, the emails start flying and people start volunteering. It’s not just lip service here, it’s actually done.

As an example, two days after I started my previous position, a corporate-wide email went out for supporting relief operations in Haiti complete with several ethical, trusted organizations recommended for Haiti recovery. I thought that was pretty cool!

Where does CSR rank when you’re researching a company or organization? Is it a deal-breaker if the company doesn’t get involved? Or do you see it as an opportunity to start your own programs?

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Cool pic from valuestream2009.wordpress.com.