Corporate Social Responsibility in the Context of Sustainable Development in Indonesia (Analysis of the Legal Aspects of Environmental Management Instruments in Indonesia)

22 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2013

Date Written: April 29, 2013

Abstract

Every company has a moral and ethical responsibility (corporate social responsibility/CSR) in the welfare of employees while also responsibility in order to conserve the environment, so it does not cause serious impact to the environment survival and development. In fact, that not all companies carry out the duties and obligations as the logical consequences of company operations. Eventually, many social and environmental problems caused by the operating companies that deny the meaning of this social responsibility.

Approach of the sustainable development requires a rational management of natural resources, that is mastering the environment without having damage into it. Thus, companies both domestic and foreign investment are not justified simply only looking for profit at the other interest, but shall obey and bend with the provisions of CSR as a legal obligation in running the company in Indonesia. A shared commitment to create sustainable development and an investment climate for companies to realize the welfare of society can be achieved through the implementation of CSR. CSR in the context of the company should be understood as an instrument to reduce unethical business practices.

Paying attention to that things, of course needs legal instruments of clear and unequivocal environmental management. The first is clear, in the sense that the legal instruments to be built on a very urgent requirement. The second is firm, that the instrument should include sanctions based on a sense of fairness to all parties.

Keywords: Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Development, Environmental Law Instruments

JEL Classification: K32, O20, O21, O23, P11, P26

Suggested Citation

Tutik, Titik, Corporate Social Responsibility in the Context of Sustainable Development in Indonesia (Analysis of the Legal Aspects of Environmental Management Instruments in Indonesia) (April 29, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2257751 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2257751

Titik Tutik (Contact Author)

IAIN Sunan Ampel ( email )

Surabaya
East Java, 60 237
Indonesia

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