Social Respon-sibility

We cannot live only for ourselves.  A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.” ~Herman Melville


Definition: Acting with concern and sensitivity, aware of the impact of your actions on others, particularly the disadvantaged .

Does your business hire people with developmental disabilities or donate to a homeless shelter? A growing number of consumers consider such factors when deciding whether to patronize your business. A company’s “social responsibility” quotient can make a difference to its bottom line.

Watch this  very short video about several big business who hire people with disabilities and why

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill.

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Social Responsibility Do the Right Thing…Do the Smart Thing…Do the Profitable Thing Aetna

Narrator: Together, our corporate culture, our business leadership, and our community outreach reflect Aetna’s unflagging commitment that Americans with disabilities can work and participate fully in the community. All of our community outreach efforts reflect our belief that people with disabilities can be active participants in communities, both in and out of work.


Lois Cooper: Our motto is “Better Work – Better Life” and we truly believe that by finding one person a job, we’re helping that individual, we’re helping their family, we’re helping their community, and we’re helping the local economy.

Northrup Grumman

Employer: At Northrup Grumman, we not only strive to build and retain the best workforce, but also the most diverse and inclusive workforce. Operation Impact helps injured personnel identify career opportunities with Northrup Grumman.


Jay Schiller: Global diversity inclusion is built into the core values of Merck because it’s good business. If everyone is included, everyone has “buy-in“. You are more productive in the long run.

Juan Williams, Narrator, America’s Strength: When any segment of society is left behind, we all lose, diminishing the American Dream.

Independence”… [is] middle-class blasphemy.  We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.”  ~G.B. Shaw, Pygmalion, 1912