Essential Social Responsibility

The Essential Social Responsibility course is part of the Essential Short Course Series™ and is held over a half day.

Social Responsibility is a significant factor in the success of research as well as business. The initial view of only involving the business sector is changing rapidly. The business sectors as well as individuals are expected to address social, ethical and environmental aspects in their daily operations. The overall objective of this course is to increase awareness of Social Responsibilities. Individuals will be able to acquire the skills of recognising the opportunities for Social Responsibilities in their respective sectors and be able to integrate it into their strategies.

Course Programme

What is Social Responsibility?

  • Types of Social Responsibility

Personal Social Responsibility

  • The choice of being Socially Responsible
  • Awareness
  • Who should be Socially Responsible?


  • Definition
  • Link with Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibilities

      • a. Accountability
      • b. Transparency
      • c. Ethics
      • d. Respect
      • e. ISO 26000
      • f. King 3 report

Case studies

This is a preliminary programme, and the sequence may change.

Comments of previous delegates on our Essential Social Responsibility course short course:

“… presentation was truly inspirational. Thank you.”

“Excellent job by DNAbiotec in sensitising the future of Africa about things that matter”

“Very good and useful course that is changes the way one views life and all aspects. My life will hence forth be different.”

“I think that this is a phenomenal course”

“The course was eye opener, refreshing and an activator”

“This was really helpful in terms of realising our social responsibility as scientists”

“This was an eye opener and a huge responsibility and I thank … of DNAbiotec for making me realise that I can give back to my society even before I complete my studies””