Corporate Social Responsibility and Impact on Hotel Industries
Poster Apr 22, 2011
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is going to be considered as an important subject in managerial decisions. As an example, CO2 gas is reduced about 14% by Air France and KLM Airlines in the past 10 years, or fruit is added to Happy Meals at McDonald’s chains from March 2012.
CSR is an aggregate of ethics and responsibilities which involves organizations looking at their impact on society and considering their responsibilities toward both stockholders and society. In this definition we are considering responsi¬bilities and ethics as the acceptable norms in civilized societies. Definition of CSR has evolved from 1950 but perhaps the most popular definition is by Carrol (1983) which involves the conduct of a business so that it is economically profit¬able, law abiding ethical and socially supportive. Current definition is achieving commercial success in regard of being responsible for ethical values and respecting communities and natural environment. (Clark, 2006; Porter & Kramer, 2006).
Using Elemental Analysis For Discrimination Of Pinot Noir Wines From Six Different Districts In An AvaPoster
The determination of geographical origin of wine is gaining increased interest by researchers and federal agencies around the world, partially due to increased fraud with regards to place of origin labelling. For wine, multi-elemental profiling of macro, micro, and trace elements has been proposed for determination of authenticity. Commercial wines from different wineries in 5 different neighborhoods within one AVA show characteristic elemental fingerprints. Macro, micro and trace elements as well as elemental ratios contribute to the observed separation, indicating the involvement of multiple factors and underlying mechanisms, including location and soil composition, elemental uptake by vine and rootstock, viticulture and nutrient management, water sources, and small differences in the different wineries.READ MORE
Fast arsenic speciation analysis of wines and rice with LC-ICP-QQQPoster
This method was designed in response to recent and proposed food standards, both international and national, that limit inorganic arsenic rather than total, organic, or individual arsenic species such as arsenite (AsIII) and arsenate (AsV). Analysis time is 10x faster than the current FDA regulatory method, increasing sample throughput, avoided spectral interferences and dramatically increased sensitivity. Validation data from two laboratories demonstrate the method’s accuracy and reproducibility of both wine and rice matrices in a single analytical batch.READ MORE
Elemental profiles of whiskies allow differentiation by type and region by inductively coupled plasma –optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES)Poster
The analysis of the elemental composition of whiskies provides a host of important information including sample origin and understanding how different whiskey styles are caused by processing equipment and raw materials. Preliminary data analysis of the whiskies showed that element compositions could possibly be used to differentiate samples based on age, type, and region.READ MORE