Social responsibility is also known as corporate social responsibility (CSR), pertains to people and organizations behaving and conducting business ethically and with sensitivity towards social, cultural, economic, and environmental issues. Striving for social responsibility helps individuals, organizations, and governments have a positive impact on development, business, and society.
The operation of community venues is not just a matter of counting short-term dollars and cents. We need to look and consider the future impact of today’s choices on our people, our community, and our customers.
ISO 26000-2010: Guidance on Social Responsibility identifies seven core social responsibility subjects:
- Human rights
- Labor practices
- Fair operating practices
- Consumer issues
- Community involvement and development
In addition to the core subjects, ISO 26000 also defines seven key principles of socially responsible behaviour:
- Ethical behaviour
- Respect for stakeholder interests
- Respect for the rule of law
- Respect for international norms of behaviour
- Respect for human rights
As part of our social responsibility in running community venues, we not only look at the impact our venues have on the environment, power and natural resources, we look at the waste generated, the ability for everyone in the community to have access to the venue and be included in the planning of venue activities and we look at social justice and the rights of all indigenous or Culturally diverse minorities and we welcome and work with all.