In the modern business world, consumers are looking for more than just top-notch products and services — they’re looking for social change. According to a 2017 study, over 60% of Americans hope businesses will advocate for social and environmental change and almost 80% of Americans want businesses to address important social issues. When it comes to deciding where to spend their money, nearly 90% of American consumers report purchasing a product because the company supported an issue they cared about and over 75% of American consumers admit to refusing to purchase from a company because they supported an issue contrary to their beliefs.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate social responsibility, or CSR, is the concept of integrating social and environmental concerns into a company’s business operations. Implementing CSR means establishing policies and procedures that support social, environmental, and ethical standards into your company’s everyday affairs and dealings. The overall aim of corporate social responsibility is to create a company that not only provides top-quality goods and services but also takes responsibility for its impacts on society.
If you research ways companies are already showing off their CSR skills, you might feel overwhelmed. Large corporations are able to engage in huge undertakings, but if you’re a small business, trying to ramp up your corporate social responsibility might seem daunting. Luckily, there are small ways you can show your customer base you care about our social landscape — the easiest of which being recycling. By engaging your office in recycling, even if it’s just paper and plastic, you can show that your business cares about more than just making money.
Recycling With L-S Industries
If you’re interested in starting an in-office recycling program, L-S Industries can help. We offer lightweight, durable recycling bins that can be reused for years to come. Our recycling solutions are sustainable and green, helping you make the most out of your CSR initiatives. Available in two standard sizes, as well as in custom dimensions, our recycling bins are the most cost-effective option for your business. Contact us to learn more about how you can set up your corporate recycling station.