In the program of the Benita & Catalino Yap Foundation’s 5th Philippine Conference on Research in CSR last Monday, 28 September 2015, there was a page devoted to what is called the PSRC, or the Personal Social Responsibility Commitment. This has been in talks since my early days at BCYF, and is meant to be a solid, concrete statement on agreeing to live a life of personal social responsibility or CSR 3.0; and how it is meant to be lived.
In a way, the PSRC echoes what we at The Daily Aloy stand for, because we promote living a life of higher purpose, rooted in awareness (also known as mindfulness or responsibility) and service (especially such that is faith-driven). Hence, for today’s food for thought, the entire PSRC is reproduced below, with footnotes replaced by links.
I, of clear mind and free will, commit to make CSR a lifestyle:
- I will do so by being devoted to my family, friends, and community in a manner that respects their faith experience, the moral values, and the manner of living of these individuals.
- I will remember that I am my brother’s keeper and that faith without good works is incomplete.
- I will commit to a personal governance agenda, which talks about the need for individuals to lead a properly governed personal and professional life.
- I will commit to integrity as espoused in the Integrity Pledge being advocated by groups, where doing good must be governed by correct principles and proper bases.
- I commit to being ever conscious of my mentoring and teaching responsibilities as I remember my continuing commitment for future generations.
- I commit to true citizenship, in a life conscious that I am one with nature, and God’s creation, and that volunteerism and social responsibility would be incomplete without these a priori commitments.
- And that most of all, I pledge to respect human life, human value, and human dignity.
I do this knowing that God is with me, God is around me, and God is the ruler of all. And I know I must have joy.