144 www.gogreen-project.eu A corporate social responsibility (CSR) report is a document that many companies use to communicate (both internally and externally) their CSR efforts and their impact on the environment and community. An organization’s CSR efforts can fall into four categories: environmental, ethical, philanthropic, and economic. 1. Environmental Responsibility Environmental responsibility refers to the belief that organizations should behave in an as environmentally friendly way as possible. It’s one of the most common forms of CSR. Some companies use the term “environmental stewardship” to refer to such initiatives. Companies that seek to embrace environmental responsibility can do so in several ways, as for example by: ● Reducing pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, single-use plastics, water consumption, and general waste ● Increasing reliance on renewable energy, sustainable resources, and recycled or partially recycled materials ● Offsetting negative environmental impact by, for example, planting trees, funding research, and donating to related causes 2. Ethical Responsibility Ethical responsibility is concerned with ensuring an organization is operating in a fair and ethical manner. Organizations that embrace ethical responsibility aim to achieve fair treatment of all stakeholders, including leadership, investors, employees, suppliers, and customers. Firms can embrace ethical responsibility in different ways. For example: