I believe Mattel and China were responsible for the lead and the fact children were exposed to potential dangerous toys. “The toy manufacturer Mattel, the parent company of Fisher-Price, extends its previously announced worldwide recall of approximately 1.5 million toys. As with the previous Mattel toys recall, the items being pulled from shelves may contain high levels of lead paint which, if ingested or inhaled, can pose a serious health threat to infants and children. The company also stated that it may be recalling more of these Chinese made toys, if it finds that additional items also contain lead paint or tiny magnets that, if
Dick’s has long enjoyed and valued its reputation of adhering to the highest principles of fairness and integrity in our business relationships. We want to avoid even the appearance of impropriety at all times. In doing your job, you are responsible for abiding by Dick's Sporting Goods’ (the “Company”) policies and all local and national laws in all states and countries in which the Company does business. You are responsible for knowing and following the laws and policies that relate to your job, including the policies in the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (the “Code”) and all other Company policies, including but not limited to Policy and Procedure manuals, Associate Handbooks, etc. Violating these policies may result in corrective action including, without limitation, termination of employment of your services with the Company, recovery of damages and the filing of criminal charges.
For example it states for the suppliers that “Employment is freely chosen”, “Working conditions are safe and hygienic” These principles are intended to guide your decision-making and workplace behaviour. Ideally, a code of ethics will significantly impact your work practices, because you will follow the principles when at work, but how much impact a code has depends on how your company uses it. http://www.bodyshopinfo.com/assets/c_of_c_suppliers.pdf http://www.bodyshopinfo.com/assets/c_of_c_employees.pdf Body Shop state on their website “we've helped to raise funds and global awareness of domestic violence. Since 2004, over £4m has been donated to local partners who fund the prevention, support and protection of abused women and children” http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk/values/DefendHumanRight.aspx. Body shop are defending human rights through complying with laws and giving better working conditions, and reasonable hours to work.
Why or why not? The chapter defines global corporate citizenship as committing to serving various stakeholders. I think that Apple did demonstrate good global corporate citizenship. Even though many of the tragedies could have been avoided long before the audits were performed, I think that Apple responded well after learning of the mistreatment of its indirect employees. The company understood that corporate citizenship is increasingly important for their long-term success and took action by commissioning a month-long, independent investigation of the labor conditions at its suppliers’ factories in China.
Introduction In Tim Hortons’ 2009 Annual Report, CEO Donald B. Schroeder presented a letter to shareholders that built trust in the leadership of the company. The tone of the letter is casual, yet informative. He speaks to the company’s success over the year and its goals for the future, giving credible examples to back up his claims. By avoiding the use of confusing jargon and omitting unnecessary information, he has demonstrated respect for his audience and penned a successful letter. Summary The letter to shareholders begins with an introduction to the troubled economic climate that Tim Hortons faced in the past financial year.
Outbreaks were also reported in children who had been given one dose of vaccine. In 1989, it was recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians to implement a second dose of vaccine to children in all grades by 2001. With this second dose required of school age children, the United States declared endemic measles eliminated. (xxxxx, 2014) Measles is currently on the rise in the U.S. for the first time since the U.S. declared it eliminated. From January to May 2014 there have been 288 confirmed cases of measles.
There are many different opinions on whether parents should avoid vaccinating their children. However, one important conclusion has been made in regard to vaccinations, they save lives. In 1796, Edward Jenner, a country doctor living in England, laid the groundwork for modern vaccinology by performing the world’s first vaccination. The first vaccination consisted of Jenner taking pus from a cowpox lesion and inoculating a young boy with the disease. Jenner then returned after six weeks and variolated two places on the boy’s arm with the smallpox disease.
GO’s Stores, Inc. 900 Speight Ave. Waco, TX 76798 November 10, 2008 Ms. Alice Stevens 1302 Redwood Circle Waco, TX 76712 Dear Ms. Stevens: You will be pleased to know that GO’s Stores has taken great steps to resolve your recent troubles. After reading your claim about having problems with tainted gasoline two weeks ago, GO’s Stores has decided to reimburse you for your damages. Due to severe weather and an operation mishap, the gasoline at our Bellmead location was contaminated. In order to receive full reimbursement, please provide receipts from your gasoline purchase at our Bellmead location as well as receipts from the other companies that you have used to repair your vehicle. Because GO’s Stores is dedicated to providing
Due to its close adherence to its initial founding values, Arthur Andersen & Co. managed to become one of the largest and most reputable accounting firms in the world. Andersen’s corporate values were judged to be detrimental yet simple to follow. The main values that Andersen focused on began with integrity and honesty. These were “think straight, talk straight” values that helped to ensure Andersen’s goal of protecting the public while also establishing the firm’s reputation. Andersen also enacted a “one firm, one voice” partnership model as a means to always speak as a homogenous firm.
To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate? When the right time comes for me to have a child, I am for vaccinations. Over the years vaccinations have become more and more efficient for fighting away diseases such as mumps, measles, rubella, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, and polio. According to a 2003 report by researchers at the Pediatric Academic Society, childhood vaccinations in the U.S. prevented about 10.5 million cases of infectious illness and 33,000 deaths. Once the vaccine is injected, your body mimics what would happen if the real harmful virus took over your body’s defense.