Title: Nuclear corporate social responsibility: an approach toward a roadmap for gaining social confidence

Authors: T. Sawada, H. Tanaka, T. Morimoto, K. Oba, A. Kuwabara, J. Mizuo

Addresses: Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1 O-okayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550 Japan. ' Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan. ' Japan NUS Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan. ' Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Kanazawa, Japan. ' Hitachi Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan. ' Surugadai University, Tokyo, Japan

Abstract: The term |corporate social responsibility| (CSR) has been widely applied in the field of business administration. The essence of CSR is the idea, guidelines and methodology with regard to how a corporation can fulfil its responsibility to society. Recently, the concept and methodology of CSR, occasionally referred to as just SR, have also been applied to other organisations, such as research establishments and universities. A typical aspect of this trend is that most electric power companies publish CSR reports, which are an improved version of social-environmental reports. CSR embodies the expectations of society with respect to how far the corporations and organisations, including universities, can resolve the issues in which society is necessarily involved or that can bring about advancements in society. Nuclear power generation and related facilities are types of |societal systems|, and not merely technological systems. Society commits its necessary functions to the societal systems.

Keywords: compliance management; local civic forum; nuclear corporate governance; nuclear CSR; corporate social responsibility; plural values; SR26000; stakeholder management; sustainability; sustainable development; nuclear energy; nuclear power; nuclear governance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNGEE.2007.014673

International Journal of Nuclear Governance, Economy and Ecology, 2007 Vol.1 No.3, pp.265 - 277

Published online: 24 Jul 2007 *

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