FIRS Corporate Social Responsibility Example

FIRS (Federal Inland Revenue Service) in Nigeria has launched a campaign which is targeting corporations operating in the country to set a good corporate social responsibility example. This campaign reflects the Nigerian view of the corporation as a vital part of a local community, which means that they must be sensitive to the needs and challenges of their host communities and respond accordingly. By helping to ensure safer communities the corporation also ensures that they are operating in the most enabling business environment possible.

The FIRS campaign references the definition of corporate social responsibility which is put forth by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. This body defines CSR to be the commitment of business to behave in ethical ways with respect to their host communities and help to contribute to the economic development of these communities while improving quality of life for workers and society as a whole.