Big businesses already hold enough economic power: Businesses control the economy of the country.
The management is not properly equipped and trained in handling social issues and activities: It would be better to leave social interests in the hands of people more skilled in social programmes such as teachers, social workers and so on.
Furthermore, management is so heavily involved in enormously imposing tasks of managerial functions that it will not be desirable to impose an additional task of social
There are a number of social issues where the businesses are expected to get involved.
The managerial responsibility to various constituencies was discussed in Chapter 1.
Business is unavoidably involved in social issues: Managers are first and foremost citizens, in the same way as the individuals are.
As such they have the same responsibility as individual citizens to improve society as a whole.Management must adopt such recycling policies that would eliminate or at least minimize the negative impact of such pollution and waste.According to Jeremy Main, companies need to develop economically feasible ways to avoid contributing to acid rain, and global warming; to avoid depleting the ozone layer; and to develop alternative methods of handling sewage, hazardous wastes and so on.2.In the area of pollution control, the management owes it to society to ensure that their production processes or usage of their products does not cause air pollution or water pollution.Other waste products that are not acceptable to society and must be managed by the management are: toxic wastes, excessive noise, chemical pesticides, automobile exhaust, packing boxes, aluminum cans, newspaper waste and so on, because these wastes spoil the natural outlook.CSR programmes create a favourable public image: The community shows respect for such businesses that display socially responsible behaviours.A socially conscious enterprise would win the goodwill of the community.Furthermore, a business operates with social resources and it is the management’s responsibility to put these resources to the best possible use.The businesses would be benefitted by being concerned about such societal concerns as unemployment, inflation and so As has been evidenced by waves of anti-trust, equal employment opportunity, air and water pollution control legislation, truth in advertising and other similar legislation being enforced in America, it is apparent that government will force the businesses to do for social benefit what it has failed to do voluntarily.Thus, the more socially responsible the businesses are the less government regulations can be expected Based upon these arguments; it would be natural to assume that it is beneficial for businesses to integrate expanded social responsibility into their activities and their philosophy.