SOUTHEAST ASIA: Sixty-one percent of Southeast Asian workers believe that it is their employers' duty to contribute to the good of society. Such undertaking could be performed through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
A report released by research firm Milieu Insight revealed that such sentiment is shared by 73% of employees in the Philippines, 68% in Thailand, 53% in Malaysia, and 48% in Singapore.
The survey respondents also expressed optimism about the implementation of CSR policies. Findings show that some 59% of Southeast Asian workers consider such policies important in making a positive impact.
The employees who agreed were from the Philippines (59%), followed by Singapore (64%), Malaysia (57%), and then Thailand (51%).
However, more than a quarter of employees (29%) think that CSR is made for branding or public relations campaigns. Most of the skeptics were from Singapore and Thailand with 31% each. Malaysia followed with 27% and then the Philippines with 25%.