Company Q, a small local grocery store chain, has exhibited a poor attitude toward social responsibility
in several areas. First, Company Q has closed down stores in “high-crime areas” which results in these
areas of the city not having access to a grocery store. Not only will the closer affect the citizens of this
area to access of food, but will limit the potential for increased profits for this grocery store chain.
The second area of negative attitude toward social responsibility was the delay in meeting the
customer’s needs for healthier food. Due to the demand for these products, it would be possible for the
store to bring in additional customers and profits to increase. The final area of social irresponsibility
For Company Q, was not donating older products to the local Food Bank. Throwing out the older food
And not helping the needy in the community will be looked upon by the community as irresponsible.
By making donations, revenues would not be lost but could be utilized as a donation for tax purposes.
Company Q can take several actions to improve their attitude towards social responsibility.
First, reopen the stores that were closed to meet the needs of the people that live in those
areas. By giving additional training and/or providing additional security to the stores, the
profits for the company should increase. Second, increase the number of organic products
offered at the stores that the