social audit

a systematic assessment of an organisation's effects on society or on all those who can be seen as its stakeholders. A social audit covers such issues as internal codes of conduct, business ethics, human resource development, environmental impact, and the organisation's sense of social responsibility.

  • The social audit focused on the effects of pollution in the area.

  • The social audit showed that the factory could provide jobs for five per cent of the unemployed in the small town nearby.

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