Title A Study on Corporate Social Responsibility of Construction Companies
Authors Kim, Myeongsoo
DOI https://dx.doi.org/10.6106/KJCEM.2022.23.3.036
Page pp.36-44
ISSN 2005-6095
Keywords CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility); Small-Medium Construction Company; Encouraging Participation; Budget Support
Abstract This study analyzed Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR hereafter) of construction companies, especially focusing on small-medium companies. Surveys on construction companies’ CSR activities and intensive interview with experts were executed to analyze and draw some implications. The empirical results shows that most of construction companies feel keenly necessity of CSR. The level of small-medium companies’ awareness is lower than that of large companies’. CEO and board members of small-medium companies are less concerned about CSR yet. Carrying CSR activities co-working with NGO is preferred because of expertise and network. This study also suggests future strategy for CSR in the construction industry, focusing on small-medium companies. First of all it is necessary for small-medium companies to enhance the level of awareness and encourage participation in CSR. Second, it is required to strengthen relation with NGO and share information for CSR. Third, it is really significant to strengthen budget support and secure personnel to activate CSR. The systematic support by gevernment is also important. Lastly, it is essential to mount a publicity campaign and develop various CSR program. The role of ‘Construction Industry Foundation for Social Responsibility’ is emphasized because small-medium companies have very little room for CSR.