Corporate Governance & Business Ethics - BP Corporate Social Responsibility
- Company background
- Corporate social report analysis
- Company criticisms
Corporate Social Performance (CSP) is another tool inspired from Carroll's pyramid which put light on interactions between actions of the company, its social responsibility, social responsiveness and outcomes of performance in its environment. The objective of this theory is to allow businesses to evaluate their CSR positions and undertake actions to limit negative impacts on their external environment. Additionally, Wood argues that the CSP model does not only take into account shareholders interests but also a larger environment which includes the cultural, social, legal and financial perspectives of the firms. Traditionally, the Bottom Line refers to the financial and economic responsibility of the company that is making profits. However, the Triple Bottom Line model gives a wider view of responsibilities of organizations which obviously encompasses financial aspects and also environmental and social impacts of the company. The utilization of the triple bottom line allows companies to evaluate their success not only in their economic field but also in the environmental and social ones. Finally, the Balanced Scorecard concept is not a simple evaluation tool but it is a strategic planning and management system.