Assessment of Corporate Social Responsibility Practices From Employees’ perspectives: The case of Addis Ababa Abattoirs Enterprise

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Addis Ababa University


The study is initiated by the fact that very little is known about the current practices in Ethiopian abattoirs regarding CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). It assesses the current CSR practices in the case origination, why the organization undertakes CSR and what challenges are confronted by the organization while undertaking CSR. In doing so, CSR is assessed based on the seven core subjects provided in the ISO 26000 (2010). These seven core subjects of CSR are organizational governance, human rights, labor practice, the environment, fair operating practices, consumer issues and community involvement. The case organization is selected because of the environmental and social concern it has, so how it acts in a socially responsible manner or not is an issue that is worth looking in to. The nature of data that is collected and analyzed is qualitative and both primary and secondary data sources were used through questionnaire and interview. It is a qualitative and descriptive case study and descriptive statistical tools were applied using SPSS to analyze the collected data. The study applied standard statistical sample size determination technique and also used mixed sampling techniques such as purposive and simple random sampling. Finally the results of the study shows that the enterprise has good CSR practices regarding organizational governance, fair operating practices and customer issues. On the other hand, the enterprise has poor CSR practices regarding human rights, labor practice, the environment and community involvement. Additionally, the enterprise mainly engages in CSR activities to gain improved financial performance, enhanced reputation, meeting regulatory requirements and growing community pressure. And challenges faced by the enterprise while implementing CSR include location, non availability of organized planning and clear CSR guidelines. Accordingly, recommendations were extended to strengthen the good practice and improve where needed through building a close relationship with its stakeholders to find and tackle challenges.


A thesis submitted to Addis Ababa University College of business and economics in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Business Administration


Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Responsibility