Vision 2030 Jamaica promotes Social Responsibility, including Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) — the integration of sustainable development in business practices. Social Responsibility provides a framework for ethics and accountability for all development actors, including the citizenry, in how they approach and undertake participation in Jamaica’s process of sustainable and inclusive development under Vision 2030 Jamaica in advancing national goals and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Within this context, individuals, groups and organizations must in their plans and actions balance the development needs of the individual with that of the collective, including maintaining a balance between social, economic and environmental development processes. Facilitating open access to publicly relevant data and engaging in public reporting, and inviting public scrutiny, are key tenets of socially responsible behaviour.
Under Vision 2030 Jamaica, we have adopted an approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) that includes business practices which promote sustainability and the underpinning principle of inclusive development, which is akin to the principle of “leaving no one behind” under the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Jamaica has integrated efforts to achieve the SDGs in our national efforts to achieve Vision 2030 Jamaica.
In 2015, the Vision 2030 Jamaica Secretariat launched its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme to promote and support corporate entities in aligning their objectives with the country’s development goals, and their business practices with the strategic priorities for achieving the goals. Thus far, the Secretariat has contributed to efforts to promote environmental sustainability, volunteerism and philanthropy, including participation in International Coastal Clean-up Days and Jamaica Climate Walk; hosting Vision 2030 Jamaica Blood Drives; and launching the Vision 2030 Jamaica Beating Plastic Pollution Campaign.