Hello friends it's Esmeileen here from the Youth Enterprise. Today we talked about how important it is for businesses to think about more than just how to make a profit. There are some really nasty things that businesses will do to make a profit. We only have one planet yall so we need to take care of it!!!! It is our job as a social enterprise to carry out our business in a way that doesnt hurt people, animals and the environment and in fact tries to help them. here are some ides from our conversation about ethics in business.
**Things businesses can do to be Socially Conscious**
*-Do more recycling...(paper, lables, use recyclable materials for packaging, ect.)
*-Make your products in a way that respects the air, soil, water, plant life and for all life to go on
*-Fund community activities like teach-ins, diversity training, scholarships, environmental clean ups, tree planting, and mentoring, etc.
*-find ways to help people and treat them as they might want to be treated
*-Use some profits to Donate to charities or promote socially responsible investing for your employees.
*-Do more composting.
*-Buy more local American Brand Clothing
*-Make products with local ingredients, use less fossil fuels in your production .
*-Do things to make sure that your workforce is happy and respected. Make sure that you have ways to promote diversity and teach how to overcome racism, sexism, bigotry, and other bad isms at the work place.
**Wayz GRowing Green Works tries to be socially conscious:
*-We buy as much of our materials as possible locally to bring money back to the community and help make less pollution, use less gas, and fresher veggies taste better!
*-Growing Green Works hires local youth and gives them skills to live more sustainable way and teach others to do it to.
*-We grow Organic Food on our urban farm.
*-We work Hard to bring awareness to the community about doing things in a sustainable way and how other youth can make a difference in your community and the world.
*-We bring fresh, Locally grown, Organic food to people in different neighborhoods who dont have easy access to grocery stores.
here's a good quote. Its from Chief Seattle He was a Native American leader in the and all around smart guy.
"You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of your grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin. Teach your children what we have taught our children, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves.”
Well peace people and please think about what you do.