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Social Corporate Responsibility (CSR) In The Food Sector

There are several environmental issues within the food supply chain that demand corporate social responsibility (CSR) from food production companies. Consumers have, for example, begun to desire sustainable food production and distribution to an increasing extent. This desire is impacted by the fact that many see the way we consume food as unsustainable. High energy requirements in meat production, for example, have led to disparity within meat supply chains in some areas of the globe. Culling of native trees for soy production in other areas has led to local ecosystems becoming threatened with endangerment or extinction. Social corporate responsibility handles internal sustainability policy amongst other values and is one of the most important factors an organization can use to evaluate its performance.

Define: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Corporate social responsibility is an organisation’s legal and voluntary obligation to consider the impacts of their practice on social and environmental scales. A CSR strategy outlines the ways that an organization contributes to sustainable development, communicates with its stakeholders and behaves ethically. International industry guidelines outline how to achieve corporate social responsibility within the agricultural and food sectors.

How To Achieve Corporate Social Responsibility

The International Organisation for Standards (ISO), Switzerland, published its ISO 26000 guidelines in 2010. Additional resources are available from the ISO alongside the 26000 guidelines: communications protocol detailing how to convey the ISO 26000 principles to stakeholders, ISO 26000 training material and references to the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation) guidelines. The ISO 26000 guidelines can be used along with these resources to implement policies which reflect a globally-recognised corporate social responsibility scheme.

The ISO 26000 guidelines offer the agri-food sector some specific ideas on how to operate to ensure sustainable outcomes. Essentially, the guidelines are designed to help organisations grow ethically and transparently. Specifically, the guidelines cover: organisational governance, human rights, labour practices, the environment, fair operating practices, consumer issues, community involvement and development. By conforming to international standards, organisations within the food production and distribution fields can cater to consumer desire to a far greater degree. 

What Are The Effects of CSR?

The food supply industry can help achieve a sustainable future by purchasing sustainable products and maintaining ethical economic practices. Economic growth within the food sector and elimination of hunger in parts of the globe where food supply is irresponsible and exploitative can be achieved by implementing CSR policies which handle sustainable practices. Lumix Procut machines are all produced by high quality manufacturing and testing processes. We maintain a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility by promoting economic growth within your kitchen. We achieve this by supplying increasingly efficient food production technology to the food industry.

Contact Lumix Procut For Meat Processing Equipment

Lumix Procut supply food processing machines direct from Spain to Australian retailers. We also provide regular maintenance schedules where we can. You may purchase after sales care, service and spart parts replacement and ensure your machines can keep up with demand in your local area. Lumix Procut are available to sell you heavy duty meat processing equipment, via telephone, Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. Call us on 02 9792 7700 to place an order. Ask for delivery too!