Ethics and Social Responsibility

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This assignment is designed to identify how decisions impact a business. Corporations have an obligation to be ethical at all times. For this assignment; the student will identify potential ethical implications surrounding the decision, and how this may impact the decision-making process. From there, corporate social responsibility will be explained and how it can impact the outcome of decision-making for an organization.

Assignment Steps

Identify a business in your local community. This can be your current place of employment or a business with which you are familiar.

Develop a 1,050-word examination of the ethics and social responsibility practices within the organization.

Include the following in your examination:

  • Select a business decision within the organization.
  • Identify the potential ethical implications associated with this decision.
  • Determine the effect this may have on the decision making process.
  • Identify how the organization applies corporate social responsibility to the business.
  • Evaluate the influence that corporate social responsibility has on the organization.
  • Discuss the application of critical thinking to corporate social responsibility.

Format the assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

Tutor Answer

School: UIUC



Corporate Social Responsibility



Corporate social responsibility
Business ethics describes how a business conducts itself in its practices and policies
while social responsibility brings about the idea that a business should balance profit-making
activities with activities that are beneficial to the society. Corporate social responsibility (CSR)
aims at having a business and its operations that will have a positive impact on the society. A
society expects a business that boosts the residents’ way of life by offering more job
opportunities, improving infrastructure, availing affordable health and education (Aras &
Crowther, 2009). However, not always do the activities of a business affect society positively,
some processes may have negative implications like causing environmental pollution or the
production of unhealthy products for human consumption. This may also bring about a negative
impact of the business, its success and market coverage when its image and reputation has been
lowered due to its activities.
Coca-Cola started the business in 1886 as a local soda producer in Atlanta, Georgia US
selling about nine beverages per day. Later on, the company began expanding internationally
selling its products first in the Caribbean and Canada by 2005 the company became the largest
manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of non-alcoholic beverages and syrups in the world. In
2007 Coca-Cola launched its sustainability framework live positively included in the system at
all levels, from production, packaging, and distribution (Aras & Crowther, 2009). Its core
considerations are...

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