Evaluation of Your Organization’s Commitment to People and the Environment – Walmart
Purpose: For this option, you will be required to gather first-hand knowledge inorder to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of discretionaryactivities taken by your firm as they relate to the domain of “corporatesocial and environmental responsibility.” You are encouraged to becomefamiliar with both the people and the programs directly focused on thistask through interviews and reviews of available documents. It will beuseful to initially trace the history, scope and development of thesecommitments as they relate to your organization, its stakeholders, andthe specific industry in which it operates. Through your interviews andresearch, you should carefully delineate any gaps you find betweenstated purposes and actual accomplishments, as well as potential ways toimprove performance. Finally, you are asked to think creatively aboutyour firm’s corporate social and environmental responsibility platform,and to suggest novel ways in which it could be realistically andsuccessfully enhanced.
Note: This option must include a one-page addendum that will serve as an appendix.
Appendix For Option 2 – Apple Computers
Pick onefirm from the list (and links) below. Become familiar with that firm’spublicly available descriptions and reports about its Corporate SocialResponsibility activities. Do you think these programs present solid andcredible information on how the firm serves the best interests ofpeople and the environment? Where do you see unique strengths oridentifiable weaknesses?
This analysis can be utilized as another basis of comparison as youevaluate your own organization’s commitment to corporate responsibility.
Apple – https://www.apple.com/environment/reports/
Format of research paper
- Firm and Industry Characteristics and History Relevant to Ethical Issues
- Formal Ethical and Legal Compliance Structures and Processes
- Current Ethical Climate
- Interviewee Perspectives
Please use the below chapters for concept and knowledge.