The World Business Council For Sustainable Development defines Corporate Social Responsibility as follows:
- CSR is the commitment of business to contribute to sustainable economic development, working with employees, their families, the local community and society at large to improve their quality of life.
- CSR policies include the fair treatment of employees, customers and suppliers, respect for human rights; responsible behaviour towards the communities in which they operate and conservation of the natural environment.
For multi-national companies with large work forces and hundreds (perhaps thousands) of suppliers and customers, there can be a myriad of complicated CSR issues. Richards Veneers are a forward thinking, well established family business operating within a more compact marketplace.