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EST1: Task 310.2.1-05

Corporate social responsibility is when a company takes responsibility for the effects the company has on society and the environment. Company Q's current attitude toward social responsibility is pretty negative. They will have to work hard to create a higher level of social responsibility, which is not only beneficial for society but for them as well.

Some of the irresponsible social decisions they have made are as follows. The company closed two of their stores that happened to be located in higher-crime-rate areas in the city. They closed the stores because they were losing money on a consistent basis. It does not seem like the company thought out the closing of the stores thoroughly. With some changes they could have kept themselves from losing money while still serving that area and employing workers from that area. Company Q decided to throw their day-old products away instead of donating them to a local food bank. They decided to throw the food out even after the food bank had inquired about the company donating the food. The company's reason for not donating the food was due to the worry of losing money from possible theft of the food by employees saying they were donating the food when they were actually were not. This was a concern even though they had never actually donated food previously and had this theft situation actually occur.

Another socially irresponsible decision that Company Q has made is in their lack of healthier and organic products being offered in their stores. Customers have requested healthier and organic product for years and the company only just recently decided to start offering these as an option for their customers to purchase. While it is great that they are offering these products now, they are only being offered in a very limited quantity.

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