Societal Responsibility

Societal Responsibility - Baldrige Education Core Value

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Societal Responsibility

An organization's leaders should stress responsibilities to the public, ethical behavior, and the need to consider societal well-being and benefit. Leaders should be role models for your organization in focusing on ethics and the protection of public health, safety, and the environment. The protection of health, safety, and the environment includes any impact on your organization’s operations. Also, organizations should emphasize resource conservation and waste reduction at the source. Planning should anticipate adverse impacts that might arise in facilities management, laboratory operations, and transportation. Effective planning should prevent problems, provide for a forthright response if problems occur, and make available information and support needed to maintain public awareness, safety, and confidence.

Organizations should not only meet all local, state, and federal laws and regulatory requirements, but they should treat these and related requirements as opportunities for improvement “beyond mere compliance.” Organizations should stress ethical behavior in all stakeholder transactions and interactions. Highly ethical conduct should be a requirement of and should be monitored by the organization’s governance body.

Practicing good citizenship refers to leadership and support—within the limits of an organization’s resources—of publicly important purposes. Such purposes might include improving education and health care in your community, pursuing environmental excellence, practicing resource conservation, performing community service, improving industry and business practices, and sharing nonproprietary information. Leadership as a corporate citizen also entails influencing other organizations, private and public, to partner for these purposes.

Societal well-being and benefit” refers to leadership and support—within the limits of an organization’s resources—of publicly important purposes. Such purposes might include improving education in your community, pursuing environmental excellence, practicing resource conservation, performing community service, and sharing quality-related information. Leadership as a role-model organization also entails influencing other organizations, private and public, to partner for these purposes.

Managing social responsibility requires the organization to use of appropriate measures and leaders to assume responsibility for those measures.

 

 

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Baldrige Program Failure 2022

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