Read the Union Carbide Corporation and Bhopal case page 384 and complete the requirement.

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Read the Union Carbide Corporation and Bhopal case that begins on page 384 of your Business, Government, and Society textbook.

Consider the concerns as described in this case and prepare a memorandum that addresses the concerns described below. Your memo should be completed in narrative form (you may use headings if you choose to do so for organizational purposes, but do not list your responses in bullet form).

Identify all of the potential ethical issues you see (if any). Describe and analyze the implications of each issue, including who or what were affected by the company’s response. In identifying issues and addressing their implications, your discussion should be as comprehensive as possible—you should consider any economic, social, or ecological implications, as well as the potential impact at least two cultural differences you can identify.

Additionally, your analysis should thoroughly identify and discuss at least two potential courses of action that the company could have taken with respect to each issue you have discussed. Clearly demonstrate your reasoning process—identify and explain any ethical principles or arguments you are relying on; do not simply state unsupported conclusions.

If you choose to apply any approaches to ethical reasoning that you learned about in this course, clearly state what they are and how you are applying them to this case. Of the possible solutions you identified, which would you recommend that the company should have adopted as a resolution? Again, fully explain and justify your recommendations. Finally, explain how you would implement each solution you have recommended.

This assignment will make up a percent of your grade to be determined by your faculty member.

Submission instructions

  • Please ensure that the Certification set out below appears on your submission.
  • Attach your Word document to this assignment and submit before the due date.

Certification

By submitting my responses to this Assignment, I hereby certify and affirm that I have not received any aid of any type from any of my classmates or students taking this course in other sections.

Read the Union Carbide Corporation and Bhopal case that begins on page 384 of your Business, Government, and Society textbook. Consider the concerns as described in this case and prepare a memorandum that addresses the concerns described below. Your memo should be completed in narrative form (you may use headings if you choose to do so for organizational purposes, but do not list your responses in bullet form). Identify all of the potential ethical issues you see (if any). Describe and analyze the implications of each issue, including who or what were affected by the company’s response. In identifying issues and addressing their implications, your discussion should be as comprehensive as possible—you should consider any economic, social, or ecological implications, as well as the potential impact at least two cultural differences you can identify. Additionally, your analysis should thoroughly identify and discuss at least two potential courses of action that the company could have taken with respect to each issue you have discussed. Clearly demonstrate your reasoning process—identify and explain any ethical principles or arguments you are relying on; do not simply state unsupported conclusions. If you choose to apply any approaches to ethical reasoning that you learned about in this course, clearly state what they are and how you are applying them to this case. Of the possible solutions you identified, which would you recommend that the company should have adopted as a resolution? Again, fully explain and justify your recommendations. Finally, explain how you would implement each solution you have recommended. This assignment will make up a percent of your grade to be determined by your faculty member. Submission instructions • • Please ensure that the Certification set out below appears on your submission. Attach your Word document to this assignment and submit before the due date. Certification By submitting my responses to this Assignment, I hereby certify and affirm that I have not received any aid of any type from any of my classmates or students taking this course in other sections.

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Duke University

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Running head: UNION CARBIDE CORPORATION AND BHOPAL

Union Carbide Corporation and Bhopal
Student’s Name
Institution Affiliation

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UNION CARBIDE CORPORATION AND BHOPAL

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Ethical Issues
1. Neglect from Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL)
Reports show that Bhopal had not done maintenance on their equipment and the gas leak
found them unawares. Union Carbide Corporation had only conducted safety inspection twice in
the Indian subsidiary company. Refrigeration units which would have been used to cool the tanks
were not operational. After careful review, it was revealed that UCIL decided not to revive the
refrigeration units on claims that they were consuming more power. Their idea was, therefore, to
save on electricity rather than considering the occurrence of an accident such as the gas leakage
they experienced. The toxic gasses produced would have been neutralized if passed through a
vent gas scrubber but it was inoperable during the gas attack incident. When the company was
questioned regarding the same, they claimed that the vent gas scrubber was under maintenance.
The other option was to burn the toxic gases from a flare tower, but this was no longer an option
since it was offline. Again, they claimed that the flare tower was undergoing repair and needed
maintenance.
There should always be an empty tank where the content of tank 610 would be poured, but
this was no longer an option because all tanks were full. UCIL may have been forced to lay off
some of its workers to match their budget during a period of economic recession in India.
However, this means that they had to increase the rigor of employee training so that those
employees who were left behind would handle the tasks they were given but this was not the
case. Besides less rigorous employee training, the number of workers in any given shift reduced
by half. This means that the remaining employers would not manage to handle the workforce and
if they did, there would still be loopholes and other areas left unattend...

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