publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Motives for Corporate Social Responsibility in Chinese Food Companies

Dongyong Zhang; Qiaoyun Ma; Stephen Morse;
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  • Published: 05 Jan 2018 Journal: Sustainability, volume 10, page 117 (eissn: 2071-1050, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
This paper explores the connection between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and food safety and how best to promote CSR in Chinese food companies by comparing two groups of food companies, one which had food safety incidents in the previous three years and one which had no food safety incidents during the same period. Managers of 498 food companies in 17 regions of China were surveyed. It was found that companies where the senior management gave higher levels of support and commitment to CSR and companies that had higher levels of CSR engagement had lower food safety incident rates. Motives for CSR engagement by food companies are the expected benefits that...
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free text keywords: Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment, Geography, Planning and Development, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, corporate social responsibility (CSR), food company, motives, comparative analysis, Supply chain, Consumer demand, China, Government, Senior management, Business, Corporate social responsibility, Food quality, Marketing, Food safety, business.industry, lcsh:Environmental effects of industries and plants, lcsh:TD194-195, lcsh:Renewable energy sources, lcsh:TJ807-830, lcsh:Environmental sciences, lcsh:GE1-350
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