Social responsibility refers to the responsibility of an organization to the society. An organization should operate and manage in a way that is conducive to society. Social responsibility usually refers to the social obligations that the organization undertakes above the organization's own goals. It surpasses the obligations required by the law and economy on the organization. Social responsibility is the requirement of organizational management ethics, and it is completely voluntary behavior of the organization out of obligation.

Social responsibility includes corporate environmental protection, production safety, social ethics, and public interest, and consists of economic responsibility, sustainable development responsibility, legal responsibility and moral responsibility. This not only refers to corporate responsibility, but also other social responsibilities.

Social responsibility is the responsibility of individuals to society as a whole stipulated in social law and economic law. It is a dual structure system composed of role obligations and legal responsibilities. Responsibilities are divided into two types: the first one refers to the things that should be done within the duty, such as duties, due diligence, and post responsibilities. This kind of responsibility is actually a kind of role obligation responsibility or expected responsibility. The second is to bear certain forms of adverse consequences or mandatory obligations due to failure to do well (failure to perform role obligations) or failure to perform the obligation of facilitating, that is, past liabilities, such as liability for breach of contract, tort liability, etc.

Social responsibility can be divided into "positive responsibility" and "negative responsibility". Positive responsibility is also called expected social responsibility, which requires individuals to take positive actions to promote the production of consequences that are beneficial to the society (unspecified majority) or prevent the production of bad results. Negative liability, or past liability or legal liability, only requires remedy when an individual's actions have harmful consequences for society.