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Free Business English Lesson #54
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Introduction1. So Linda, what are some popular CSR or corporate social responsibility programs that you have heard about?2. If you enjoy our free business English podcast and find it beneficial, please share it with your friends via email, Twitter, Facebook, and so on. It really helps us get more listeners and improve their English skills too.Lesson transcriptA new CSR strategyMr. Okamoto: So we are holding this manager's meeting today to go over our updated CSR program for the second half of this fiscal year. I will begin by outlining our overall goals, and then Ms. Jones will touch on each CSR activity individually. Okay, let's get started.When most people think of CSR improving the company image is the first thing that comes to mind. Of course that is one of the reasons for conducting these kinds of social programs. However, we also want to make a positive impact on our community, not just make ourselves look better as a company. The purpose of our activities is to improve the environment around our office and to bring the community together. A healthy and active community not only benefits us, but the people around us as well. And if we are able to continue doing that then our neighbors, our fellow businesses in the area will look up to us as respectable participants of the community and not just some company here leeching off it. So I want each of you to make it clear to your departments that these CSR activities are not about just us as a company, but about our community as a whole. Selflessness. Inclusiveness. Offering a helping hand. And together with our neighbors we can make this area a better place to live and work in harmony.With that, Ms. Jones, manager of the marketing department, will now introduce the specifics of each program and provide some time for Q&A at the end in case anyone has any questions or additional ideas to contribute. Ms. Jones.Ms. Jones: Thank you Mr. Okamoto for your warm introduction. For the second half of the fiscal year we have three main CSR events; volunteering at the local autumn festival, mo