Evaluation of CSR Performance
There is no research on the evaluation of CSR Performance in the telecommunications sector in Sudan. This study focused on the strategic importance of CSR in the telecommunications sector in Sudan and the degree of commitment to CSR programs among company managers. The overall CSR performance of telecommunications companies was compared to other sectors. The telecommunication sector was rated as the worst in terms of social responsibility, but it was the only industry that failed to improve its CSR scores.
The DCs in South Kordofan portray themselves as Islamic entities that are differentiated from conventional corporations on social grounds. Then, the companies try to impress stakeholders with statements and reports that refer to passages of the hadith literature. However, the companies fail to meet the basic needs of the poor and are not able to satisfy the expectations of investors. The findings of the evaluation of CSR Performance in Sudan indicate that the government should invest in CSR programs to improve its image in the eyes of stakeholders.
In terms of CSR performance, South Kordofan was a fertile ground for development corporations. The biggest influx of companies was registered in this region. This sector has over twelve banks, two credit institutions, four insurance firms, two communication firms, one oil-producing company, and more than a dozen transportation firms. It is important to note that the number of development corporations in South Kordofan varies greatly from the rest of the country.
Evaluation of CSR Performance in the Telecommunications Sector in Sudan
In terms of environmental advocacy, the ECI for environment advocacy is 0.0. Only three of the ten companies ranked highly in this dimension. This indicates that environmental issues are not given much weight in decision-making by companies in Sudan. Although environment has become a top priority in Islam, contemporary CSR studies emphasize the need to preserve, protect, and sustain the environment. In the Sudanese context, no company prioritizes environmental issues.
In terms of legal responsibilities, DCs in South Kordofan portray themselves as socially responsible and Islamically oriented. They distinguish themselves from conventional corporations on social grounds, mainly by using passages from the hadith literature as their own motivation. Nevertheless, they are not doing enough to meet the needs of their citizens and are often ineffective. Thus, they have a higher index of ethical conduct than companies in other areas.
The study found that DCs in South Kordofan portray themselves as socially responsible and are not just competing for profit. While they do not have the requisite financial resources, they are still competing for customers and investors. In addition, Sudanese DCs have little or no impact on environmental concerns. While the overall environmental score for the sampled countries was low, it is still significant in the case of the Sudan.