Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development, Volume 20

Corporate social responsibility significant to Lithuanian organizations

Ligita Šimanskienė, Jurgita Paužuolienė

Abstract

This article analyzes the peculiarities and significance of the corporate social responsibility
(CSR). The problem of this article is: The corporate social responsibility influence to organization
work results and for employees is relevance problem to the management process of modern
organization, but management of Lithuanian organizations only seldom relies on social responsibility
during motivation process. They think that during the economic downturn the assets
would better be used elsewhere. Some questions arise: should the organization in public speak
about its CSR? What are the benefits of CRS for the organizations whose implant the standard of
social responsibility? Do Lithuanian organizations realize the importance of CSR? So the scientific
and practical problem is evident insufficient use of CSR in the organization work.
The main purpose of this article is to do the research in the Lithuanian social responsibility
organizations, and motivate CSR significance in the organization work. The object: corporate
social responsibility. Methods: Analyze of science literature, synthesis, questionnaire, and statistics
data analyzing using the Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS) programme.
CSR is reflected by employee’s health administrative innovation, business learning,
learning all life and environmental questions. CSR includes the organizations responsibility to
carry out such a policy and take decisions which correspond with public goals and values; to carry
out such a business functions which supply the needs of society. This means that the organization
should be responsible for each activity which affects people or environment. Furthermore,
social responsibility is closely linked with moral law and principles of values. CSR can be analyzed
by SA 8000 standard. SA 8000 is an international standard for improving working conditions.
Based on the principles SA8000 is based on the principles of international human rights
norms as described in International Labour Organisation conventions, the United Nations Convention
on the Rights of the Child and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It measures
the performance of companies in those areas: child labour, forced labour, health and safety, free
association and collective bargaining, discrimination, disciplinary practices, working hours and
compensation. SA8000 also provides for a social accountability management system to demonstrate
ongoing conformance with the standard. The benefits of adopting SA8000 are significant
and may include improved staff morale, more reliable business partnerships, enhanced competitiveness,
less staff turnover and better worker-manager communication.

Keyword(s): corporate social responsibility, management, organization, SA 8000 standard


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