Communicating the Social Responsibility of Big Business in Russia: Assessing How Large Companies Report Their Engagement in Social Welfare for People with Disabilities
This paper investigates how large companies in Russia communicate their engagement into the social welfare of people with disabilities. We analyse nonfinancial reports and study how people with disabilities are addressed with regard to internal social policies and corporate social responsibility activities. We ask about the content and meaning of the reporting and built a typology of companies’ communicated activities towards welfare and inclusion at the workplace and in wider society. Differences between the company groups we relate to legacies of the Soviet welfare system, characteristics of industrial sectors, and the nature of state-business relationships in Russia.