APPLE’S BROKEN PROMISES The documentary proves that there are ethical misconducts in terms of employee rights, working at Apple’s overseas suppliers’ facilities. For example, at Foxconn and Pegatron, two of Apple’s largest suppliers, there is extreme psychological and physical pressure on employees which even lead to several employee suicides. Also, there is illegally mined tin in Apple’s products produced at horrible and dangerous working conditions for workers some of which are children. Apple definitely carries a responsibility because it promises stakeholders an ethical guideline which is followed by suppliers. This creates an “ethical brand” perception that contributes Apple’s profits, this is why Apple is obligated to control the safety and health issues of workers at supplier’s facilities.
What are the legal and ethical issues in this case? One perceived ethical issue in this case is the practice by A&F to produce clothing designed only for certain people who fit A&Fs mold (cool kids). Other legal issues include discriminatory hiring practices and the lack of handicap accessible entrances. A&F had a lawsuit filed against it claiming discrimination against people of color, including Latinos, Asian Americans and African Americans. In 2009, an Oklahoma teen sued A&F after being told her hijab was not consistent with the A&F look, and more recently a corporate fighter pilot claimed he was fired and replaced by a younger man (Carroll & Buchholtz, 2015).
What is Foxconn’s unethical issue? In mid 2010, Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) was facing a crisis of having its workers held protests and riots against the company in Shenzhen, China. Being the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer (Pun, 2010), the company exploited its migrant workers by providing them with exceptionally low pay and allowing unacceptable number of overtime working hours in the manufacturing site. Such method of raising workers’ efficiency is unethical in the eyes of many. Not only was it abusive, but also illegal.
As part of its obligations under the Code, Carlson had adopted a corporate ethics policy designed to eliminate any organizational association with sex trafficking. Even though the company would not be breaking any rules or regulations, it is not a good look for the company on an ethical level to be opening up a hotel complex in an area highly known for child sex trafficking and prostitution. If the company were to do this, they would be putting their financial interests before their corporate social responsibility to prevent trafficking as best as they can as a company. If the Carlson Company decides to proceed with the hotel development, the company needs to take important steps to assure that they remain in compliance with the Code of Conduct. These key steps include: 1.
This is said because, more companies may also start to adopt Nokia’s idealistic ethical standards and boycott suppliers who are unethical. I do feel that such ethical and drastic measures taken by Nokia can be a stepping stone towards creating a more secure and harmonize working environment for employees. Applying the theory of contractarianism, a social contract which prioritizes the welfare of employees and is fair to all can be developed, and practiced by more companies. Given that this contract is fair to all, companies are highly likely to abide and agree to the contract for the betterment of the working
For example set up an anonymous ethics hotline as well as a clear protocol for reporting, such as requesting a private meeting with the appropriate manager or supervisor. Additionally if a concern or violation is reported and the company lacks internal HR resources, ensure that the person tasked with responding is the furthest removed from the concern. By implementing those protocols in the chevron company it would guide the employees to follow them and not step out of the protocols of the company that would reduce a lot of frauds in the company and so many more
Evidence to this is American Businesses in China. The ethical standard of American companies is that the interests of the company come first and that any employee of a company, by the fact that he has become an employee of that company, has an ethical obligation to place the business interests of the company ahead of any personal interest. What Americans view as corruption is normal, natural and ethical process for Chinese. Chinese find the American way of seeing business relations on a purely financial basis as unnatural. Insisting that Chinese employees follow American principles further undermines loyalty to the company.
Purpose The purpose of this report is to evaluate and identify the ethical issues in Foxconn as well as to provide consultancy to address the ethical issues in the organisation. Introduction Foxconn Technology Group is a Taiwanese international electronics contract manufacturing corporation headquartered in Taiwan. The original company is called Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. It is founded in 1974 by Terry Guo and are the third-largest information technology company by revenue. Likewise the Foxconn grew bigger and inevitably turned into a public traded company.
1. SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY A primary reason for concern regarding ethics in local government is that the lack of it has the ability to reduce public trust and confidence in the integrity and impartiality of both elected public officials and government itself. In this respect, the existence of unethical conduct can be as damaging as actual unethical conduct. Once, in discussing his code of conduct, President J.F. Kennedy (in Frier 1969:3-4) remarked that even though a technical conflict of interest may not exist, it is desirable to avoid the appearance of such a conflict from a public confidence point of view.
In this Enron Scandal ,several moral issues and values are being discussed .The moral issues is the misconduct of code of ethics by management level of a corporation , violation of code of professional ,ethical dilemma that faced by a management level when involved own interest . The first moral issues that discussed in Enron Scandal is misconduct code of ethics by management level of a corporation .In this case ,the mastermind of this scandal is the company CEO , Mr . Kenneth Lay, Mr. Jeffrey Skilling and the company CFO,Mr. Andrew Fastow .The management level of Enron Corporation had misconduct the code of ethics and fail to performing the duties of a corporation which is telling the truth of the situation of a corporation .Instead , they tried try to hide the truth of their financial status and create a false prosperity situation and make the public believe on them in order to support their shares prices . The misconduct of code of ethics by the management level by Enron corporation has led to the another question – The ultimate responsibility of a corporation towards society ?