Essays on The Australian Red Cross - Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Case Study

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The paper “ The Australian Red Cross - Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility ” is a dramatic example of the case study on management. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a type of corporate self-regulation incorporated into a business model. It concerns how the organizations manage their business operations and processes towards producing a positive impact on the community. It involves a continued commitment by organizations towards behaving ethically as well as contributing to development that is economically based while improving the life quality of their employees and their families and that of the entire society.

The policies of CSR acts as a mechanism that is in-built and self-regulating whereby organizations scrutinize and ensure is actively complies with the ethical standards, the spirit of the law, and international norms. Corporate Social responsibility is the inclusion of public interest in the decision making of the corporate while honoring the profit, people, and planet. This report will analyze how the Red Cross organization and the Salvation Army in Australia contribute to society in terms of relief aids. It will analyze various management operations undertaken in them.

The report will also recommend the way $200,000 funds should be distributed among the two humanitarian organizations. Organizations AnalysisHistoryThe Australian Red Cross is among several national Red Cross societies in the world. Australian Red Cross was established in 1914 immediately after the start of World War 1. Lady Helen Ferguson who was wife of Governor General Sir Ronald Munro Ferguson established it. This was after she formed a British Red Cross branch. The organization grew very fast whereby New South Wales had 88 suburban branches and 249country branches by November 1914.

Its headquarters are based in Melbourne as stated by Australian Red Cross (2011). The Salvation Army in Australia started 125years ago. In September 1880, John Gore and Edward Saunders led the initial meeting of Salvation Army in Australia in Adelaide Botanic Park. Although they had no theological training, John and Edward invited small audiences to Salvation Army meetings where several people agreed to come. The organization faced some violent resistances initially as illustrated by The Salvation Army (2011). However, by 1890s, the attacks had reduced and by 1900s, Salvationists were accepted within the society.

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