The Sanskrit proverb “Atithi Devo Bhava”, which means “the one who comes to you for service
should be taken to be God”, is regarded as the highest level of duty, whether to individuals or
community. As a result, the concept of social responsibility has its origins in India. This phrase
has long been associated with the expansion of businesses and markets. Its purpose and
interpretation have been influenced by the development of civilization, countries, and shifts in
their appreciation of cultural heritage and history, and it not only represents the passing of time
in its effect and transition. Globalization has had an effect on commerce all around the globe,
and businesses have searched for innovative ways to do business outside of their nation.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has grown in popularity as a modern and evolving mode of
corporate governance in recent years. It has also been defined in a global sense, with universal
reference principles established by the United Nations, OECD guidance, and International Labor
Organization (ILO) conventions.CSR is made up of three main components, a company’s
fundamental principles, ethics, policies, and practices; a company’s charitable donations to
economic development; The firm and its corporate associates’ control of environmental and
social problems in the supply chain, from raw material procurement and processing to
employee health, commodity distribution, usage, and disposal.
Definitions of Corporate Social Responsibility
A decent business provides quality goods and services, while a great company goes beyond and
beyond to improve the environment.CSR is a principle where an enterprise is responsible for its
effect on all related stakeholders, as described by the European Union. It is a company’s
ongoing responsibility to act morally and reasonably, contribute to economic development, and
improve the quality of life of its employees and their families, as well as the surrounding
environment and society as a whole.
“Michael Hopkins wrote this piece that CSR is associated with the ethical or socially conscious
treatment of the firm’s stakeholders.”
As a result, acting socially responsibly would help Stakeholders both within and outside the
Corporation develops as people.
“Professor A. Quartz of Luxembourg University described Corporate Social Responsibility as a
philosophy in which businesses collectively choose to support and defend the interests of a
diverse set of stakeholders, as well as to actively contribute to a healthier atmosphere and a
The continued effort by the industry to act ethically and lead to global growth whilst enhancing
the standard of life of the workers and their communities, as well as the local environment and
society at large, according to the World Bank Committee for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
After reviewing the above concepts, one can conclude that Corporate Social Responsibility
(hereinafter referred to as CSR) is a philosophy in which businesses want to contribute actively
to a healthier community and a safer climate. Companies’ services to the community by their
economic practices and social investment are referred to as corporate social responsibility.
Following a thorough examination of the above term, it is evident that CSR is linked to the
philosophy of sustainable development at the corporate level.
To begin, let us define what we mean by sustainable growth. In general, we describe it as
progress that meets the needs of the current generation without jeopardizing future
generations’ capacity to fulfill their own. In both CSR and Sustainable Development, there is a
lot of convergence, cooperation, and interrelationship. CSR is based on a triple bottom line
strategy, which addresses the fiscal, social, and environmental facets of a company’s operations.
As a result, CSR requires firms to balance their activities’ fiscal, social, and environmental
effects to optimize the gains while minimizing the drawbacks. Companies will increase access to
resources, sharpen decision-making and mitigate risk, boost brand awareness, discover
previously untapped commercial potential, including emerging markets, cut expenses, and
recruit, maintain, and inspire workers with successful CSR programme the drawbacks. Firms can
increase access to resources, sharpen decision-making and mitigate risk, boost whole
awareness, discover antecedently untapped industrial potential, as well as rising markets, cut
expenses, and recruit, maintain, and encourage staff with a no-hit CSR programme.