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1 Oct 2006

Corporate Watch (UK)

[PDF] What's wrong with Corporate Social Responsibility?

This report aims to critique not only the practice of CSR [Corporate Social Responsibility], but also the concept. Many commentators, despairing at the fact that companies have failed to clean up their act despite so many claims of social responsibility, say that companies need to return to the point of what CSR was supposed to be all about...These commentators miss the fact that CSR was, is and always will be about avoiding regulations, covering up the damage corporations cause to society and the environment and maintaining public co-operation wth the corporate dominated system...[refers to Tesco, McDonald's, BP, Reebok, Nestlé, Alcan, Shell, Enron, Alcoa, Toyota, Coca-Cola, British American Tobacco, BT, John Lewis]