e. White-collar crime/pg. 207: Edwin Sutherland’s term for crimes committed by people of respectable and high social status in the course of their occupations; for example, bribery of public officials, securities violations, embezzlement, false advertising, and price flexing. White collar crime was something that the people of Libby, Montana had to deal with throughout the entire reign of W.R. Grace & Company while they occupied Libby and while their asbestos production was going on. They fit the description of white collar crime perfectly. They did everything from lie to the employees to put the employees deliberately in extreme health and physical danger. They not only put the employees in danger but also their families, some considered
The purpose of environmental justice is fair treatment for everyone. Everyone should have respect to environmental practice and regulations, regardless of the their nationality, income, religion, and ethnicity. “The environmental justice movement has the idea that poor people are more exposed to a greater pollution, hazards, and environmental degradation than richer people.” (Withgott & Laposata, 2012). For example, during 1989 Exxon Valdez, a disaster struck causing an oil tanker with 38-million gallons of oil to wreck at Prince William Sound’s Bligh Reef offshore of Alaska. The disaster caused much damage such as wiping out ocean life as result Exxon paid billions in fines for the crisis.
Back in 2013, our organization decided to purchase and implement the latest software that was available which was promised to better serve our types of industry. It was one of the biggest financial investment that our company made anticipating reasonable production and performance returns within a year of implementation the new system. It has been nearly three years that we have not yet utilized 50 % of the performances that was promised. In fact this upgrading took us back by requiring us to do some manual work because we can 't do what we were able do with our old system.
Wells Fargo has been the talk of the nation for the pass week. The article, “Next test for Wells Fargo: Its Reputation” by Emily Glazer discuss Wells Fargo’s reputation under scrutiny and what we can anticipate. I will discuss the article, share commenter’s opinion and experience as well as my outlook on the future of Wells Fargo.
An oil spill is a release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment, it is a form of pollution that tends to be caused by human mistakes or carelessness. When oil is being transported across the ocean though pipelines or by ships there is a lot of room for accidents to happen. Accidents involving tanks, pipelines, drilling rigs and storage facilities are very common, but the attention tends to revolve around the bigger, catastrophic spills rather than the little ones that happen frequently (Kaushik, 2016). There are on average 70 spills happening every day, mostly insignificant, but still worth preventing. (Biello, 2013)
Its interesting to note that, as you point out, the Exxon Valdez disaster occurred in part because of corner cutting and general neglectfulness on the part of the Exxon corporation and Exxon Shipping. The fact that such wreckless disregard for proper safety measures was common in the oil industry is a disturbing revelation. The ecological damage caused by the Exxon Valdez disaster was unprecedented. It 's frightening to think we could 've had more incidents like this because the oil industry was willing to hire skeleton crews to man their oil tankers to save some money.
Offshore drilling: a technique to get oil from underneath the seafloor, has been one of the largest and most helpful breakthroughs in technology during the last few decades. Humans have even discovered many new methods that have been developed to financially help our economy from the abundance of oil underneath the ocean floor. The search for oil is vital for the economic future of many nations. However, risks and consequences often faced in coastal ecosystems and on the mainland are powerful, and could later lead to bigger problems humans have to face; such as less food from interruptions in the food chain, higher gas prices, and not being able to enjoy the oceans and coasts, like we do today.
Off-shore oil drilling is a controversial practice that, economically, is beneficial to our country, but has numerous negative effects on our oceans, and our planet’s environment. Some of these negative effects include pollution of seawater, harm to living organisms, and further contribution towards climate change, and global warming. Many of these oil-drilling companies claim that their drilling operations are clean, safe, and don’t negatively affect the environment, but in reality, these oil rigs sitting in the Ocean are hurting our environment, and many of us don’t even know the extent of it. I’ll be using three examples of how off-shore oil drilling harms our environment, I’ll be discussing the effects on ocean waters, marine life, and
About five years ago, BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig blew up in the Gulf of Mexico. In the event, not only 11 people lost their lives but also more than 200 million gallons of oil fouled the Gulf coastlines and ocean. This was probably the worst environment disaster in the U.S. history. On October 5, 2015, U.S. government and five Gulf States reached settlement with BP to solve the civil lawsuit over Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and this resolution might be worth $20.8 billion.
As the Union Carbide/Bhopal communications case study articulates, there was considerable debate within UCC leadership regarding how to respond to the Bhopal tragedy. There were difficulties in getting accurate information from UCIL management as to what had actually occurred, and it was over a week before UCC released a formal statement. Initial considerations by the Board were financial
Communication is an important part when it comes to ensuring the change made during the decision making process is conveyed appropriately. Many see communication as a simple process as one person speaking to another or to a group of individuals and nothing more but really it is more complicated than that. If the new manager were to just show up and start writing disciplinary paperwork, what kind of message would they be sending? One thing that they must take into consideration is “distortion, the difference between the meaning that the sender intends and the meaning the receiver decodes” (Nahavandi, 2014, p. 276). When dealing with the safety shop the best form of communication might be the supportive communication approach because it is “problem-oriented communication that focuses on problems and solutions rather than personal traits” (Whetton & Cameron, 1998). The new manger will be able to create an environment of support rather than one of hostility by focusing the employees on standards instead of on the
At Bhopal before the disaster, a couple people who worked at the Union Carbide resigned due to management ignorance by the stuff or company managers. In 1976 two trade unions where unhappy with the pollution the plant possessed. In 1981 a worker was splashed with phosgene and in panic he removed his mask and by inhaling the gas this led to death. In 1979 the local Indian authorities had warned the company of a problem, but constructive actions were not taken at that time. Even after so many incidents the managers did not follow suggestions of putting up an evacuation program because they feared people will panic and live in fear that the plant is a threat to the area that might results in the company losing its value. Even so a few years later, the company went from a money spinner to a financial liability. The started cutting costs behind the scene and around one third of the workers lost their jobs, production of pesticides reduced the MIC units being checks were made less frequently
Overall, having an autocratic leadership style, in combination of being detached from the overall operations and having a corporate culture of performance at any cost created the framework for this disaster to
For the past decades, the issue of corporate failure has been extensively examined in the developed economies that have been the focus of researchers, academics and professionals since the revolutionary work of Altman in 1968 regarding the multiple discriminant analysis methodology (MDA) to predict corporate bankruptcy (Kosmidis and Stavropoulos 2014, 49). Rankin et al. (2012, 365) mentioned that a massive scale of corporate failure has been started since the first decade of the twenty-first century and it ended with the global financial crisis that has led to economic downturn and recession. The issue of corporate failure has been gaining lots of interests since it can destabilize the economic system in various ways such as an increase in
Throughout our planet’s history, human rights have been violated countless times, and very little efforts have been made to address these violations and protect the people’s rights. When greed grips on to people, they seem to forget all that is ethical. They are willing to sacrifice the lives of others for their own personal gain. Human rights violations in Nigeria are a perfect example of this. Oil companies have failed to respond to numerous cases of human rights abuses in the region. Whenever there is an attempt of protest from the oppressed for oil company activities and environmental damage, Nigerian security forces have repeatedly beaten, detained and even killed people. The acts by oil companies continue to trouble the Niger Delta region to