A socially responsible company embraces the overall social good of their community instead of solely focusing on maximum profits. A company with a social mission has an intent to create healthy environments by giving back in a way that compliments their business.
Jack Reed Barber Shop in Brisbane, Australia, a mobile barber shop, owned and operated by Teresa Reed and Danielle Hannah, is an excellent example of a social and responsible company with a mission to give back 1,000 free haircuts to the homeless in their community by the end of the year.
In regards to supporting her community Reed says “It’s really important I think for us in terms of making sure that people get that opportunity no matter who [they] are to kind of take 10, 15, 20 minutes out of [their] life to sit down, relax in a kind of authentic environment where [they’re] just like everyone else and when [they] walk out [they] feel a bit better about [themselves].”
Herman, who is one of 4,300 homeless community members in Brisbane, said he feels “cleaner” after receiving a requested “mature” haircut by Jack Reed Barber Shop.
Not only is Jack Reed Barber Shop a social and responsible company with an honorable annual mission, but in the long term the company would like to teach hair skills to disadvantaged youth.
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