Research on Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) in Terms of Work Safety

Sebastian Kubasinski, Malgorzata Sławinska
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIV, Special Issue 5, 626-636, 2021
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/2755


Purpose: This survey aims to identify how corporate social responsibility (CSR) can contribute to supporting and developing OSH practices in an organization. Design/Methodology/Approach: The survey adopts the employee perspective because the unit of analysis is employee perception. Based on a sample of 58 employees of a medical device company, the empirical analysis is carried out using a questionnaire. The statistical significance of the concordance coefficient was also tested. Findings: Research results show that CSR activities contribute to supporting and developing health and safety practices in an organization. These results suggest that OSH managers can play a proactive role in supporting internal CSR by designing a safety culture. Codes of conduct have been confirmed to play an important role in the implementation of occupational safety rules. They can serve as part of a formalized implementation mechanism to strengthen the law. Practical Implications: Greater efforts of companies in the field of internal CSR translates into a higher level of safety for their employees. Therefore, organizations need to develop and implement security practices that will contribute to promoting internal CSR as this will increase employee satisfaction. It has been confirmed that in each of the following standards and systems of workplace protection, the need to implement social responsibility in the field of occupational health and safety is developed. Originality/Value: Promoting safety culture and practices through internal CSR activities will bring positive results for companies, increasing employee satisfaction. Accordingly, the article provides evidence on the significant impact of internal CRS on the development of occupational health and safety practices.

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