Environmental Ethics Essays


Social Responsibility and Ethics in Corporations

marketing channels and supply chain concerns would relate to issues like environmental ethics linked to sugar and grain production around the world, and fair trade wages for partnering farms. Even though Ferrell & Ferrell (2016) focus more on how corporate social responsibility and ethics in supply chain management link to apparel retailers, the connection to the retail food industry is apparent. Likewise, Maignan & Ferrell (2004) conceptualize corporate social responsibility within the marketing framework and explains how corporate social responsibility can be directly integrated into organizational norms of behavior, and also within a marketing strategy that retains stakeholder value.… Continue Reading...

Ethics in Engineering and Public Safety

uncertainty, are also ethical issues that an engineer can mitigate using teamwork and collaboration. environmental ethics The engineer can make decisions that promote environmental ethics, including issues related to immediate pollution and long-term sustainability. Using sustainable materials and methods, an engineer can promote the integrity of its firm's environmental ethics policies, and also raise the environmental standards of the industry as a whole. It is an engineer's moral responsibility to remain abreast of new materials and methods, incorporating those into his or her projects. Because of the sluggishness of public policy reform in the area of environmental sustainability, and because… Continue Reading...

Wildlife Conservation Issues

(2015). Captivity for conservation? Zoos at a crossroads. Journal of Agricultural and environmental ethics. 28(2), 335-351. Kobilinsky, D. (2016). New live cam technology might help conservation. http://wildlife.org/Accessed August 13, 2016, at http://wildlife.org/new-live-cam-technology-might-help-conservation/. Continue Reading...

Utilitarianism and Environmentalism in Ethics

Introduction Is utilitarianism an effective approach to environmental ethics? Behaviors that demonstrate personal and collective responsibility to the environment can lead to tangible short-term and long-term objectives that benefit a large number of people. Reducing pollution, limiting deforestation, preserving natural resources, protecting sensitive ecosystems, and mitigating climate change bring about the greatest good for the greatest number, what John Stuart Mill (2017) refers to as summum bonum, the fundamental principle of utilitarianism (p. 1). Therefore, most environmentally conscious policies, business practices, and personal behaviors can be viewed in utilitarian terms. Explanation of… Continue Reading...

The Relevance Of Business Ethics

the bastion for human rights, corporate social responsibility, or environmental ethics. References Leonard, K. (2018). The importance of ethics in organizations. The Chronicle. http://smallbusiness.chron.com/importance-ethics-organizations-20925.html Linsey, P.M. (2017). Application of an ethic of care to business. Handbook of Virtue Ethics in Business and Management, 307-319. https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-94-007-6510-8_68 Mill, J.S. (2017). Utilitarianism. http://www.earlymoderntexts.com/assets/pdfs/mill1863.pdf Powell, A.R. (2013). Libertarianism and virtue. Libertarianism. https://www.libertarianism.org/blog/libertarianism-virtue Continue Reading...

Urban Air Pollution Ethical Dilemmas

dilemmas. A balancing act There is a need to balance environmental health with environmental justice and environmental ethics. Without environmental justice or ethics, we cannot resolve environmental health issues comprehensively. There is tension when environmental health is not balanced with environmental ethics and justice. More practically, in restoring environmental health, agencies, organizations and communities need to focus on the greater good and achieving environmental health sustainably. So, there is a need to ensure that in restoring environmental health, the newfound health is sustainable in one way or another. However, there is an ethical dilemma in the sense that it is destructive… Continue Reading...

Business Ethics Practices Compliance Auditing

solutions, and which change their business practices to reflect environmental ethics are also organizations that will develop a reputation that resonates with the stakeholders of the future. Companies that resist change, which lack foresight or the willingness to work collaboratively with members of the community to resolve environmental crises, are those that will fail to compete ultimately in the global market. Creating an Ethics Program with Training and Compliance Auditing One way organizations can better respond to the need for improving corporate social responsibility practices with regards to the environment is through the creation and implementation of an ethics… Continue Reading...