Section 1.4 - How are People Influenced at Work. Topics: Environmental Issues Social Ethical Issues Legal and Self Regulation Issues Relevant Case Studies. Objectives: Understand the impact of pollution, recycling and global warming on businesses
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Social Ethical Issues
Legal and Self Regulation Issues
Relevant Case Studies
‘’A code of behaviour considered morally correct’’
‘’Rules or standards governing the conduct of a business’’
‘’Moral code – what is ‘right’ and what is ‘wrong’?’’
What do businesses use to demonstrate their business ethics?
Every business is obliged to meet legal requirements designed to protect the environment.
Ethics in business and CSR are fast moving up the agenda – 89% of marketing directors believe social issues of the day must be addressed by businesses
Reasons for this:
Legislation is developing to maintain ethical standards – The Turnball Report (1999 for listed companies on stock exchange) and recent pensions act
Consumers however have the most power. They have the option to:
oppose the production of tobacco
group that campaigns to stop animal suffering in
Cause Related Marketing – ‘’Who cares wins’’
‘’ A commercial activity by which businesses and charities or causes form a partnership with each other to market an image, product or service for mutual benefit’’
2 Forms of anti-competitive behaviour
- Trade Descriptions Act 1968. Prevents retailers or service industry providers from misleading consumers as to what they are spending their money on
- Sale of Goods Act 1979. Regulates contracts in which goods are bought
‘’An organization run by and for workers who have banded together to achieve common goals in key areas and working conditions’’
There are 9 affecting the operations of the Human Resources department: