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.