TASKSTREAM 310.2.1 – Ethical Issues in Business At a time when many small, local, independently owned stores are being overtaken and overwhelmed by much larger retail entities, some of these smaller retail providers are striking back at the behemoths by increasing their social responsibility footprint, and participating in the revitalization of their communities. However, in Company Q’s case, their commitment to corporate citizenship could use a little help. After closing stores in less-than-desirable neighborhoods due to lost revenues, responding slowly to repeated customer requests for popular items, and finally refusing to participate with their community food banks due to concerns that employees might steal donations before they could be delivered, Company Q needs to take a closer look at their attitude towards social responsibility. Social responsibility can be divided into four interrelated areas, with each part providing a foundation for the ones that follow. At the base is economic responsibility, with its focus on providing wealth and value for stakeholders.
A final area that we will look into is that of a decision made by company Q to dispose of old and expired food products, instead of agreeing to a request of local food banks to donate the items. The reason company Q made this decision, according to their spokesman, was that there was “a concern of lost revenues due to possible fraud, or theft of food by employees and claiming donation.” This is a poor excuse by a company with the resources to enable proper oversight of the donation process. So what can be done? Company Q has 3 examples where a lack of vision and
Competency 310.2.1 Ethical Issues In Business EVALUATION From the information given, it seems that company Q has a negative attitude towards social responsibility. Company Q has begun to listen to the needs of its customers, and is attempting to address those needs by supplying the desired products. However, it seems that company Q is selective in which customer’s needs it will address. By closing two stores in high crime rate, or in other words, lower income areas, they have sent the message that they appeal only to a more affluent crowd. Also, company Q’s only concession to changing policies is to begin carrying high margin, or high cost, products at all of its stores.
Although Gimineze’s solution is the best, it is not in accordance with the other articles. A solution presented by the other articles is that in order to eliminate hunger, all we simply need to do is just locally grow our food. Most of the world takes advantage of the free trade system; businesses export all kinds of products, including produce, in order to maximize
In turn, some of the people who really are in a desperate need of financial provision are denied it, when its being given to those who can’t afford food for their family, but make sure they have the newest iPhone, or designer clothes. I think the priorities of the people now-a-days are very much different from those before. Work used to be a must, and to any extent would someone go to make sure their family was taken care of to the best of their abilities. Self-provided money bought the food on the table, and came before a new pair of jeans. Instead, a decent government-provided income buys food, and whatever money you have to yourself, whether from more governmental aid, or their own job, is spent on things of want, over need.
The money would go much further if the person would purchase processed foods such as hot dogs, lunch meat and Ramen noodles. This meal may not always be the healthiest choice, but it would feed the family. Many people do not chose to eat this way, or to have their family eating like this, but when push comes to shove, one must purchase what they can afford to feed the whole family. A website on the effects of low family income states,"A poor family is much more likely to buy a large amount of cheap, unhealthy food that will feed their family than a small amount of nutritious food that will leave them hungry." (Effects of Low Family Income) Foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables do run high in the store, and it is much cheaper to buy canned fruit and vegetables, but these processed canned foods add more sugar and salt to the diet than the fresh do.
Kyle Close English 100 Professor Potratz 4, December, 2013 Poverty and Starvation In the united states there are about 4.6 million people on food stamps that are unemployed and go threw a day to day fight and struggle to stay alive and provide food for their family. Ever since the 1980s America has slowly see the decline of the middle class. Americas economy is getting better but is still not good. Parents go through a daily fight and struggle to keep food in their family's stomachs, keep them healthy, and trying to find a job to provide for their family. Food stamps used to be able to help people but it seems today they are causing more of a problem.
Growing up in a town that is heavily populated with low income families, I felt like I had seen most of the struggles first hand not knowing all the issues behind and kept inside the homes of each family. I feel like it is a major issue in America and not enough is being done to help stop it. Food availability is something that goes at the top of the chain. If food is not available then hunger sets in, which results in not getting adequate nutrition. Even though that is a simple chain it causes a tremendous amount of health issues for many
Food is one of the basic needs of human and probably the most important of them all; regardless of the climatic, economic or political conditions, people must eat. But many people live in areas known as "food deserts”, which is… Selection is limited and people are forced to eat from fast food chains or purchase low quality processed foods due to lack of anything else anywhere near. Others simply can't afford to eat anything else due to America's economy and unemployment rate, and while local organic food may be cheaper in terms of fuel use and other costs, upfront it can empty your wallet if you're low on cash. Paper or Plastic? is a Mobile Health Food Center bringing healthy foods at a reasonable cost to communities in need.
Zinczenko claims that “Many single parents claim that working long hours and having low income contributes to why their children eat the way they do” (153). Since children aren’t getting enough attention and care from parents many children turn to food for comforting. Children are away from their parents and have to make their own decisions when it comes to dinner time. They take the easy way out and order high calorie foods at cheaper prices. Their choices of fast food diets are poorly based on the amount of money parents give their children.