Corporate Social Responsibility and UK Retailers

Peter Jones, Martin Wynn, Daphne Comfort, David Hillier


This paper offers a preliminary examination of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitmentsand agendas being addressed and reported by the UK’s leading retailers. The paperbegins with a short discussion of the characteristics and origins of CSR and of the current structureof retailing in the UK. This is followed by an illustrative examination of the CSR issuespublicly reported by the UK’s top ten country of origin retailers and the paper draws its empiricalmaterial from the CSR reports posted on the World Wide Web by these retailers. The findingsreveal that the UK’s top ten retailers are addressing and reporting on four sets of CSRthemes namely those relating to the environment; the marketplace; the workplace and the community.The paper concludes with a discussion of a number of general issues relating to thesethemes. Copyright ©

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Issues In Social and Environmental Accounting (ISEA) - ISSN: 1978-0591