Definitions for "Corporate Social Responsibility"
is a wide-ranging agenda that involves businesses looking at how to improve their social, environmental and local economic impact, their influence on society, social cohesion and human rights, and fair trade. CSR is an issue both for large multinationals and for small, locally based businesses.
the responsibility of a corporation to maximize benefits to society, acting in accordance with principles of sustainability, justice, and equity
A set of voluntary commitments aimed at guaranteeing ethical behavior toward the environment, local communities and society at large; addresses issues such as labor rights, non-discrimination, child workers and more. The terms 'CSR' and 'sustainability' are often used interchangeably.