CSR at Tesco Case Study by Hans

An analysis of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies at Tesco PLC.
# 149722 | 3,019 words | 16 sources | APA | 2011 | GB
Published on Dec 28, 2011 in Business (Companies)

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This paper offers a thorough analysis of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) measures implemented at Tesco PLC. The paper uses key models such as Carroll's pyramid, the triple bottom line and an environmental analysis as theoretical frameworks. The paper reaches the conclusion that whilst Tesco has a poor public image in relation to its CSR profile, the reality is Tesco's level of CSR may be seen as comparable to that of the sector as a whole.

Why Tesco?
CSR Defined
Importance of CSR
Importance of CSR at Tesco
Tesco CSR Polices
Carroll's Pyramid
Triple Bottom Line
Environmental Analysis

From the Paper:

"Corporate social responsibility may be seen as summing up the debate between classical schools of though such as those of Friedman (1970) who argued that a business exists solely for the long term profitability of its owners and more contemporary commentators such as Freeman (1984) who argued that a business has a wider level of responsibility to look after the needs of a wider group of stakeholders.
"As such two key concepts have developed which seek to ensure such standards, supporting the classical view of the responsibilities of an organisation has seen the development of corporate governance aimed at creating a rules based system of accountability between managers and shareholders. At the other end of the spectrum has been the development of a voluntary concept of corporate social responsibility, this is a non-legally binding concept however, few organisations in today's contemporary environment are able to effectively market their products and services without taking account of the needs of a wider group of stakeholders than just those of the shareholder and consumer (Johnson et al 2008). As such, one may define CSR as the voluntary processes and practises which are made use of by firm to take care of the needs of wider groups of stakeholders within society."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Begg, D, Fischer, S, Dornbusch, R. 2008. Economics. 9th ed. London: McGraw-Hill.
  • Bugless, D. 2008. NFU urges Tesco not to milk suppliers amid price squeeze. Available online at: http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/business/NFU-urges-Tesco--not.4596477.jp [Accessed on 28/03/11].
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