Company Q is an organization working to achieve the goal of generating the most possible profit. The attitude of company Q toward social responsibility however, is an area that needs focused improvement. Based on the description provided the company uses a numbers only approach to decision making. There are intrinsic and fiscal benefits of applying a social philanthropic ethic that should be evaluated. Improvement of company Q’s application of social responsibility could be achieved by developing systems to ensure inventory integrity with community donations, reacting more effectively to the desires of customers, and considering a business model based on more than just profit. Community giving and charitable donation is another area
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In the description given it states that company Q recently closed some of its stores due to consistent fiscal loss. It is mentioned that the reason for this franchise reduction is “reported”. The accuracy of this reasoning is certainly suspect. An objective accounting of profit and loss is needed to verify the conclusion reached. Was there meaningful profit loss and was it due to crime? If consistent detrimental revenue loss was indeed a pattern then the stores’ closures should be weighted against the larger goals of the franchise as a whole.
Awareness has increased of the growing problem of urban food desserts. This results in markets dominated by often unhealthy convenience foods and unavailability of fresh healthy food. These food desserts often occur in urban settings that have higher crime rates and low income residents. Re-opening a limited number of stores in these neighborhoods would be intrinsically socially responsible. It would also have the added benefit of creating jobs in these areas
Social Responsibility and Company Q and contributing positively to the company’s image. Company Q grocery stores recently began offering a very small selection of health-conscience and organic products. Strangely, it took years of requests from customers before the grocery chain acted to meet its customers’ needs. The added fact that there is a