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Introduction : corporate social responsibility in the construction industry

Murray, Michael and Dainty, A. (2008) Introduction : corporate social responsibility in the construction industry. In: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Industry. Taylor and Francis, London, pp. 3-23. ISBN 9780415362085

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Abstract

The construction process, right through from planning and design to use and demolition, has a major impact on society. Traditionally, concern has been focused on its environmental impact and the quest for sustainability, but this has now extended into the wider remit of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Essentially, this means that businesses must act (voluntarily) in a socially ethical manner by developing a policy that encompasses the core principles enshrined by CSR. Examining the impact of the construction industry on society, this textbook incorporates expert contributions on subjects including government intervention, human and employee rights, community involvement, corruption within the procurement process, and environmental damage. International in perspective, it adopts an argumentative tone, and explores competing views that seek to justify support or ignorance of CSR principles. A unique presentation on a topic of emerging importance, Corporate Social Responsibility in theConstruction Industryis essential reading for all Built Environment undergraduate and post-graduate courses, as well as CEOs and senior managers within construction businesses who may be about to embark on developing a CSR strategy.