Ethical Issues A manufacturing company provides jobs for many people in a small town where…
Ethical Issues A manufacturing company provides jobs for many people in a small town where employment is not easy to find. The company has stayed in the town even though it could find cheaper workers elsewhere, because workers are loyal to the company due to the jobs it provides. Over the years, the company has developed a reputation in the town for taking care of its employees and being a responsible corporate citizen.
The manufacturing process used by the company produces a by-product that for years has flown into the town river. The by-product has been considered harmless but some people who live near the river have reported illnesses. The by-product does not currently violate any anti-pollution laws. However, it should be noted that there has not been any significant research done to test if the by- product is harmful or not.
a) Identify unethical instances in the case study and explain why you would classify them as unethical. (5 Marks)
b) Discuss the potential consequences and harmful effects of the polluted waterways on the peoples’ health. (5 Marks)
c) Examine the Project Management Code of Conduct and identify requirements that are relevant to the case study. (10 Marks)
i Discuss whose interests should be prioritised and why.
ii Recommend and justify the best solution.