Social responsibility

We must all have a social responsibility. It is something we need to take control of and be responsible for.

Social responsibility is an ethical framework around an organisation or individual that has an obligation to act for the benefit of society as a whole. It is a duty we should be working towards, so that we balance and maintain the economy and the ecosystems.

Social responsibility is built on a system of ethics where decisions and actions must be continually ethically validated. Where a decision or action causes harm to society or our environment then it is considered socially irresponsible.

All individuals have a responsibility to act in a manner that is beneficial to society, each other and not solely to themselves.

Moral values that are inherent in us, will be inherent in society and it is those morals that create a distinction between right and wrong. Where social fairness is believed by most of us to be right, more frequently than not, this fairness isn’t applied.

Moral values should be incorporated into our daily decisions and actions, particularly actions that go on to affect other people and the environment. Ethics and social responsibility must also apply in institutions and businesses, as well as through interactions with other individuals.

The ethical implications of a decision or action in the political arena have most recently been overlooked for personal gain, and also where companies attempt to cheat environmental regulations.

20 Apr, 2019

2 thoughts on “Social responsibility

  1. We all have an obligation to act responsibly for the benefit of society at large, and for future generations. This is no more important for how we are abusing the environment, plants and animals.

    David Attenborough has said that if we humans disappeared overnight, the world would probably be better off without us and that’s all I need to hear.

    It’s a shame that people don’t share the same view, but put profit over all else.

    1. Yes, you’re absolutely right and I agree. We do all have a social responsibility. We need to take it seriously.

      I would add we’re running out of time to pull back on the damage we’re doing to the environment, climate change etc.

      Governments must take the lead, individually we must do our bit also.

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