Moral Decision Making business ethically Johnson and Johnson

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Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that its baby powder contained asbestos

Lisa Girion, Reuters

December 15, 2018

According to internal documents reviewed by Reuters, Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that its baby powder contained asbestos. The documents said from at least 1971 to the early 2000s the powders sometimes tested positive for small traces of asbestos.

The documents apparently showed that company executives and lawyers were worried about the problem and how to address it, but never disclosed it to regulators or the public.

Incorporating what you learned in Unit 1, regarding the steps in moral decision-making and how it is different from everyday decision-making, describe what in your opinion, the company should have done when they became aware that their product sometimes tested positive for small traces of asbestos.

Please respond substantively to least two of your classmates, weighing in regarding your thoughts about what they have expressed.

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Every business whether small scale or large scale is bound to making a certain decision.
The decision that they pick to make must be ethically right. However, some of the companies
have been found in situations that affect their customers. Some have made decisions
unknowingly while others tend not to know what is affecting their companies. Despi...

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