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16 SMT007 MAGAZINE I JUNE 2022 Article by Lea Maurel ICAPE GROUP Customers, partners, and employees are increasingly moving toward companies that care about people and the environment and are no longer just about their economic prof- itability. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has thus become essential, even in the manu- facturing sector. CSR defines an organization's approach to sustainable development by con- sidering the environmental, social, economic, and ethical issues of its activities. What Does Corporate Social Responsibility Mean? Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the voluntary integration by companies of social and environmental concerns into their busi- Social Responsibility and Ethics in Manufacturing ness activities and their relations with stake- holders. In other words, CSR is the contribu- tion of companies to the challenges of sustain- able development. A company that practices CSR will therefore seek to have a positive impact on society while being economically viable. ISO 26000, an international standard, defines the scope of CSR around seven central themes: • Governance of the organization • Human rights • Working relationships and conditions • e environment • Fair practices • Consumer issues • Communities and local development

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