Responsibility

In philosophy, moral responsibility is the status of morally deserving praise, blame, reward, or punishment for an act or omission, in accordance with one's moral obligations. Deciding what (if anything) counts as "morally obligatory" is a principal concern of ethics. Philosophers refer to people who have moral responsibility for an action as moral agents. Agents have the capability to reflect on their situation, to form intentions about how they will act, and then to carry out that action.

The notion of free will has become an important issue in the debate on whether individuals are ever morally responsible for their actions and, if so, in what sense. Incompatibilists regard determinism as at odds with free will, whereas compatibilists think the two can coexist. But responsibility is huge and can be a big burden.

Jean-Paul Sartre suggested that people sometimes avoid incrimination and responsibility by hiding behind determinism and he believed that we are always ready to take refuge in a belief in determinism if this freedom weighs upon us or if we need an excuse. But humans can fight against that, be strong and proceed.

Like sika Sarnafil in France: the employees are brave enough to get 40,000 new employees on board at their own office green roof, support the ecosystem inside the city and harvest their delicious honey. Or open up the possibilities of photovoltaic systems which anyhow have a positive effect in CO²- and eco-balances and support their natural effects and make it even more effective by using structural bonding? Furthermore we have a look at the social responsibility.

Over 60,000 children in Romania grow up as orphans and depend on the support of the state. The organization UPSV (“A Step to the Future”) and Sika Romania supports the refurbishment of a building for some of them and believes in the vision to give underprivileged youths the best basis for a self-dependent life and integration into society. Also in Peru Sika found much to do. They support 250 preschoolers coming from broken homes or living in precarious economic circumstances. All this is taking responsibility – the one or the other way.