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The current state of corporate social responsibility practices of firms operating in construction industry.

Mokwena, Jabu; Mashwama, Nokulunga Xolile; Thwala, Didi; Aigbavboa, Clinton; Hamma-Adama, Mansur

Authors

Jabu Mokwena

Nokulunga Xolile Mashwama

Didi Thwala

Clinton Aigbavboa

Mansur Hamma-Adama



Contributors

Hossein Askarinejad
Editor

Amarjit Singh
Editor

Siamak Yazdani
Editor

Abstract

The overall aim of this study is to appraise the current practice of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on firms operating in the South African construction market. Primary and secondary sources of data were utilized. The primary data were collected via of questionnaire survey issued to 12 different firms operating within the South African construction sector and secondary data obtained from related and reliable scholarly literature such as journal articles, conference papers, reports, books etc. Out of 60 questionnaires issued, 50 were acquired back, and all surveys received were valid. Descriptive statistical analysis was used for the collected primary data. The study reveals that common CSR variables that are practiced by South African construction firms using certified product/material verified by the independent third party. These include supporting government initiatives on public welfare; Occupational health, business ethics and code of conduct; welfare and safety; Purchasing green material and the most important CSR variables are contractual obligations are met, and product and service providers are paid in a timely manner; Using certified product/material verified by the independent third party; Ensuring fair treatment of workers at work irrespective of race, gender, and disability; and consult employees about crucial business activities. The implementation of CSR activities offers a great solution for many problems that are being faced by the South African construction firms as well as the South African society.

Citation

MOKWENA, J., MASHWAMA, N.X., THWALA, D., AIGBAVBOA, C. and HAMMA-ADAMA, M. 2020. The current state of corporate social responsibility practices of firms operating in construction industry. In Askarinejad, H., Yazdani, S. and Singh, A. (eds.) Proceedings of International structural engineering and construction [online], 7(2): papers from 5th Australasia and South-East Asia Structural engineering and construction conference 2020 (ASEA-SEC-5): emerging technologies and sustainability principles in structural engineering and construction, 30 November - 3 December 2020, Christchurch, New Zealand, article ID CPM-01. Available from: https://doi.org/10.14455/ISEC.2020.7(2).CPM-01

Journal Article Type Conference Paper
Conference Name 5th Australasia and South-East Asia Structural engineering and construction conference 2020 (ASEA-SEC-5): emerging technologies and sustainability principles in structural engineering and construction
Acceptance Date Nov 2, 2020
Online Publication Date Nov 2, 2020
Publication Date Nov 30, 2020
Deposit Date Nov 19, 2020
Publicly Available Date Nov 19, 2020
Journal Proceedings of international structural engineering and construction
Print ISSN 2644-108X
Publisher ISEC Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 7
Issue 2
Article Number CPM-01
DOI https://doi.org/10.14455/isec.2020.7%282%29.cpm-01
Keywords Companies; South Africa; Workforce; Fair treatment of worker
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/980167

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