Walt Disney Company: Corporate Social Report Case Study

Walt Disney Company: Corporate Social Report
A report on the corporate responsibilities shown by the Walt Disney Company.
# 152060 | 4,718 words | 4 sources | APA | 2012 | PK
Published on Nov 26, 2012 in Business (Companies) , Ethics (General)

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This paper presents a study carried out to assess the social needs of the Walt Disney Company, that deals primarily in providing recreational services and consumer products. It looks at its social responsibility, as well as at its legal, ethical and philanthropic responsibilities. It also discusses how a company is affected by the social policies that it makes and implements for the welfare of its stakeholders as well as for the welfare of the society as a whole. This paper contains tables.

Theoretical Grounding
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Social Responsiveness
Corporate Social Performance
Carroll's Pyramid
Economic Responsibilities
Legal Responsibilities
Ethical Responsibilities
Philanthropic Responsibility
Tipple Bottom Line
Stakeholder Theory
Company Background
Walt Disney Studios
Parks and Resorts
Disney Consumer Products
Corporate Social Report Analysis
Other Objectives
Footprint Update
Zero waste
Footprint Update
Impact on Company
Company Criticisms

From the Paper:

''Corporate social responsibility, a concept, which has been in discussion among the corporate circles is a matter of high interest and esteem for the corporate managers as it either directly or indirectly affects the performance of their company and helps them to grab a market share for these products. In this study, a very well known, famous and big company is taken as a guinea pig. For the purposes of assessing the corporate social responsibility Walt Disney Company has been taken as a sample and the corporate social responsibility of the company are evaluated on the basis of the social needs of the stakeholders.
''Before looking further into the concept of corporate social responsibility or CSR as it is usually referred to, we will have to look at the definition of the concept of corporate social responsibility. CSR has been defined in many ways depending on the social and corporate needs of the society in which that person lives who has defined the concept in his very own way. The simplest of the definitions of CSR may be defined as the impact of the company's actions on society. This means that how the actions of the company affect the society and what are the consequences of the actions taken by the managers of the company on behalf of the company on the society and the interests of inhabitants of that society. Thus, the corporate social responsibility requires of the manager to evaluate himself in terms of his actions and reactions to the social responsibility being entrusted upon that person and holds him responsible for any well being or ill being prevailing in the society due to his actions.''

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bowen, Howard. (1953). Social Responsibility of the Businessmen. Harper & Rowe: New York
  • Elkington, John. (1997) . Cannibals with Forks: The Triple Bottom Line of 21st Century Business. Capstone Publishing: Oxford.
  • Zadek, Simon. (1997).Building Corporate Accountability: Emerging Practices in Social and Ethical Accounting, Auditing and Reporting
  • Edward Freeman. (1984). Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach. HarperCollins Publishing

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