Too often, companies foster a repressive culture that makes employees feel unappreciated and expendable. A commitment to social responsibility must begin at home, with those that keep a company running from day to day. While policies and procedures that support social responsibility are a step in the right direction, another important, albeit less tangible, way of demonstrating this commitment to social responsibility is to work to create a company culture where employees feel valued and know that they are being treated with the kindness they deserve as human beings. Taking visible actions: Actions really do speak louder than words. Thus, it’s important that organizational leaders act in a way that demonstrates the organization’s commitment to social responsibility. This might include lending out employees to community nonprofits throughout the year, so that your employees can lend their work experience and expertise to nonprofits that can use it. It might also include making grants to charities that work to make a difference in the community an organization serves and supporting local organizations that improve the lives of community members.