Small Businesses In Our Town: Do They Have Sustainability Reports?
Studying Financial Management means learning about the reports, not only through financial statements but also through other responsibilities of businesses. Our town began to have small companies around, and I know they went through the legal process and have people behind their administration.
But something came to my mind. Are they sustainable? And do they follow and do their duties and responsibilities to the society and environment? I got answers from a few businesses in our town through researching and looking for customer reviews.
Brielle’s Kamayan Inasal
Brielle’s Kamayan Inasal is a food business located in Barangay Laoag, San Marcelino. The owner is Maureen Mae Lavarias-Villamil and her family. Also, they created their Facebook Page for marketing and advertising. Currently, they have almost 3,000 Likes. When I mentioned the Sustainability Report, she told me that they do not have a formal report for that but still manage their environmental and social responsibility business.
According to her, their business management is working with the environmental criteria. Since it is in the food industry, they thought about how to be eco-friendly in every aspect. They are using sustainable and eco-friendly plates with banana leaves. Also, the customers enjoy the food by eating with their hands in a friendly ambiance of the location. The employees and personnel they hire need to understand sustainable management. While in social responsibility, the prices are affordable and have good customer service.
Sew Stylish by Christine
Sew Stylish by Christine is an online store of sustainable clothing. It is a shop that sells sustainable clothing online by posting and live-selling. The owner is Miss Christine Joy Pagayoya, and she also makes Sustainability reports for her business. Since she is selling thrift clothes, she has concerns about the environment. Also, she uses recycled paper when packing orders. Her report's scope is about the number of dresses she sold and how much paper she used as packaging. Aside from being environmentally friendly, she also includes the giveaways and freebies she gives to her customers.
Miss Pagayoya is the owner, and she does not hire managers and personnel. She only has a partner who helps her deliver and manage the business. Also, she mentioned that her goal in environmental affairs is more of a management function.
The owners of RAMROD Supermarket are Agnes and Ramon Rodriguez. I talked to one of the corporation's admin and asked questions about their Sustainability Report. They have one, and they comply with their responsibility on environmental affairs. Sometimes, they ask questions to their employees about their ideas as they treat it as both technical and management functions. Their employees should be aware of their social and environmental responsibilities.
The scope of their report includes the number of plastics they used, consumed electricity, and papers used for printing. There are times that they schedule tree planting and seminars for their employees too, but most are for managers and admins.
Kusina Ni Cariz
Mr. AJ Andrade, with the support from his family, started their food and food delivery service business last 2020. They built their physical store along the highway of La Paz, San Marcelino. Since they only started two years ago, they do not have their Sustainability Report yet. But they make sure to be responsible for the environment, people, and their services.
He also added that they spread awareness to their employees to save and conserve water as part of their management protocols. The business is on the run for success and growth, especially food delivery. Lastly, he said they would also work on this type of report this year since their business is starting to stand out along with other food businesses in San Marcelino.
Starting a business is not all about the capital and the return on investment. You have to consider things, especially your responsibilities as a business owner. It would be best to indulge yourself in the statements and reports that your company must practice doing. One of the most important is the Sustainability Report because it concerns the role and duties of your business in society, the environment, and the economy.
Article # : <256>
Time : <3:35 PM>
Published : <May 13 2022>
Author : <charmingcherry08>
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