MT140M5-5: Discuss the purpose of corporate social responsibility and ethics. GE

MT140M5-5: Discuss the purpose of corporate social responsibility and ethics.
GEL-7.02: Apply ethical reasoning to ethical issues within the field of management.
The Module 5 assessment requires you to consider the role of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in an organization’s strategy. CSR requires companies to ensure they are always working towards four pillars of societal accountability: economic, legal, ethical, and philanthropic.
Prior to working on the assessment, consider completing the following learning activity, as it will prepare you to address the assessment requirements.
Using the material from Chapter 4 of the text as well as your own independent research, you will draft an informative essay that makes the connection between a theoretical understanding of CSR and how it is reflected in the strategies of a real organization.
Assessment Checklist:
Using your research skills, locate and define the CSR policy of one well-known public company.
Referring to your selected company’s CSR initiatives, identify which pillars of responsibility they seem most focused on: economic, legal, ethical, or philanthropic. Give at least two specific examples.
Research the mission statement of your chosen company. Describe how the company’s mission statement aligns with their CSR policy. Give at least two specific examples.
Utilize at least two external sources as part of your research. Sources might include your textbook, the company’s website, or another resource found in the university LibraryMinimum Submission Requirements
Proper notification of any Resubmission, Repurposing, or Reworking of prior work per the Purdue Global Student Coursework Resubmission, Repurposing, and Reworking Policy Resource.
The assessment should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx).
Your submission should include a title page, introduction, main body, conclusion, and reference page.
The assessment should be double-spaced, in 12-point font, and no fewer than 500 words, not including the title page and reference page.
Respond to the questions in a thorough manner, providing specific examples of concepts, topics, definitions, and other elements asked for in the questions. Your paper should be highly organized, logical, and focused.
Your paper must be written in Standard English and demonstrate exceptional content, organization, style, and grammar and mechanics.
Your paper should provide a clearly established and sustained viewpoint and purpose.
Your writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful.
Be sure to include references for all sources and to cite them using in-text citations where appropriate. Your sources and content should follow proper APA citation style. Review the Writing Center resources on APA style and formatting available in the Academic Success Center found in the Academic Tools area in your course.
If the work submitted for this competency assessment does not meet the minimum submission requirements, it will be returned for revision. If the work submitted does not meet the minimum submission requirements by the end of the term, you will receive a failing score.
Plagiarism
Plagiarism is an act of academic dishonesty. It violates the University’s Code of Student Conduct, and the offense is subject to disciplinary action. You are expected to be the sole author of your work. Use of another person’s work or ideas must be accompanied by specific citations and references. Whether the action is intentional or not, it still constitutes plagiarism.
For more information on plagiarism and the University’s Code of Student Conduct, refer to the current University Catalog.