Unformatted text preview: to market social responsibility and people appreciated it and bought more of their coffee as a result. They are seen as being “eco-friendly” and have been very successful because of it. All of these reasons put together are why companies should look to become socially responsible. Companies like Halliburton, which helped supply the army and build infrastructure in Iraq, are seen as being socially irresponsible for many reasons. They performed very poor work and it has recently been found that they massively overbilled the U.S. government for their work. It is because of this that Halliburton has an awful reputation in the eyes of the American Public and will more than likely never get government contracts again. In conclusion, becoming socially responsible shouldn’t be a side task for the world’s corporations. Its benefits to the company are not only gaining respect and achieving sustainability, but it will help the companies benefit profit-wise as well....
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- Fall '09
- Halliburton, Sociological terms, Paul O’Malley