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Thread: Do businesses have any ethical responsibilities, beyond obeying the law?

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    Re: Do businesses have any ethical responsibilities, beyond obeying the law?

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    enlightened management might recognize that to engage in activities which would be found ethically wholesome is beneficial to the company. but, to engage in business beyond the confines of the law, to the detriment of the company (usually financial), could be found to constitute a failure to uphold a fiduciary obligation to the business owners

    one of the unusual, but positive aspects of ben & jerry's (before it was acquired) was the self imposed restriction that the highest paid employee could not receive income which was more than seven times that paid to the lowest earning employee. a very clear, ethical business decision, but one which would not work to the detriment of the company
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    Re: Do businesses have any ethical responsibilities, beyond obeying the law?

    How is it impossible?

    Ethic issues can be very minor - or happen infrequently. Such as a store selling the same product and pricing it different depending on where it's located within the store - or what time of the year it is.

    This is generally considered to be unethical because it can be seen as cheating a customer - but there's no law against either.
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    Re: Do businesses have any ethical responsibilities, beyond obeying the law?

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    Re: Do businesses have any ethical responsibilities, beyond obeying the law?

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    and after that, you're going to tell us about the problems with pepsico?
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    Re: Do businesses have any ethical responsibilities, beyond obeying the law?

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    Re: Do businesses have any ethical responsibilities, beyond obeying the law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    and after that, you're going to tell us about the problems with pepsico?
    The problem is they are more concerned about liberal agendas then selling product. I make a choice to try to buy from companies that are concerned with business not social agendas

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    Re: Do businesses have any ethical responsibilities, beyond obeying the law?

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    Unethical practices come out especially in areas where businesses go to other countries to function on their soil without so many interferences and regulations - in our country we cannot govern every aspect of foreign-employment. In other countries they might not be quite so concerned with certain issues - thus - they have more lax laws . . . this creates a window in which unethical practices are permissible, frequent, and with little recourse.

    A good example is child-labor - unethical yes - but illegal? That depends on where you're are.
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    Re: Do businesses have any ethical responsibilities, beyond obeying the law?

    Businesses, no matter how large, are ultimately composed of individuals. Individuals should always choose to act ethically as well as legally. Therefore, yes.

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    Re: Do businesses have any ethical responsibilities, beyond obeying the law?

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    The problem is they are more concerned about liberal agendas then selling product. I make a choice to try to buy from companies that are concerned with business not social agendas
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    Re: Do businesses have any ethical responsibilities, beyond obeying the law?

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