Strong Foundation, Solid Future

Abstract:The scandals five years ago involving Enron, WorldCom and other corporations resulted in a resurgence of social responsibility (SR) focusing on ethics and governance in business and politics. Rather than fading after those events, SR has become relevant to everyone, with the potential to affect local communities, business relationships, national interests, and global fellowship. A more integrative use of existing standards, public support and demand, and the pending release of ISO 26000 ensure sustained momentum for SR. Sidebar articles describe a voluntary program encouraging organizations to monitor their environmental impact and present ASQ’s effort to link quality and …

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