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Title:The limits to voluntary initiatives of corporate responses to HIV/AIDS at the workplace: findings from Zimbabwe
Author:Maphosa, FranceISNI
Year:2009
Periodical:Lesotho Social Sciences Review (ISSN 1028-0790)
Volume:13
Issue:1-2
Period:December
Pages:104-115
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Zimbabwe
Southern Africa
Subjects:enterprises
AIDS
responsibility
sociology
Social responsibility of business
AIDS (Disease)--Social aspects
Abstract:The preoccupation with profit prevents business enterprises from developing policies and programmes and spending on activities which they perceive as not contributing to the realization of profit. This means, for example, that spending money on HIV/AIDS workplace programmes receives, at best, superficial attention. Based on findings from a study of 67 companies in Zimbabwe, the author found that many of the companies did not have any HIV and AIDS policies and programmes, did not budget for such programmes and were not members of business coalitions on HIV/AIDS. These findings indicate that voluntary initiatives have limited potential in ensuring socially responsible corporate conduct as far as HIV/AIDS is concerned. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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