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pp. 48-61 Chapter 4   Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
Learning Objectives After completing this chapter, you’ll be able to: <ul><li>Explain  business ethics. </li></ul><ul><li>...
Learning Objectives After completing this chapter, you’ll be able to: <ul><li>Define  social responsibility.  </li></ul><u...
Why It’s Important Understanding business ethics and social responsibility informs you of your rights as a consumer, an em...
Key Words ethics  business ethics sweatshops Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)  code of ethics social r...
Key Words conflict of interest Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Equal Pay Act  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
What Is Ethics?  Ethics  is the set of moral principles by which people conduct themselves personally, socially, or profes...
What Is Ethics?  Business ethics  is a set of guidelines about how a business should conduct itself.  In general, for any ...
Ethics is the set of principles by which you conduct yourself in society. How often do you help the environment?  What do ...
Legal Responsibility  Sweatshops  are factories that pay workers poorly, are unsafe, and treat workers badly.
Legal Responsibility  The  Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)  is a division of the Department of Labor ...
Legal Responsibility  Other independent agencies protect consumers, monitor broadcast communications, and address discrimi...
Legal Responsibility  Most businesses police themselves by distributing codes of ethics.  A  code of ethics  is a set of g...
Legal Responsibility  Businesses that regulate themselves are able to operate more freely.
Ethics as Good Business  Unethical business practices can affect your business indirectly.  The amount you make in profits...
Ethics as Good Business  Treating employees unethically can also backfire.  Mistreating employees leads to a high turnover...
Important Ethical Questions  When considering a questionable course of action, you have to ask yourself these important qu...
Important Ethical Questions  <ul><li>What if everyone did this? How would I feel if someone did this to me?  </li></ul><ul...
Making Decisions on  Ethical Issues  Here are some steps if you find yourself in an ethical dilemma:  <ul><li>Identify the...
Making Decisions on  Ethical Issues  <ul><li>Decide who might be affected. </li></ul><ul><li>List the probable effects of ...
 
Graphic Organizer Important Ethical Questions Graphic Organizer Does it violate the law or policies? ETHICAL DECISION Woul...
Fast Review <ul><li>How do companies benefit by enforcing their own codes of ethics? </li></ul><ul><li>Why does it pay to ...
Fast Review <ul><li>What are some important ethical questions to ask? </li></ul>
Social Responsibility  Social responsibility  is the duty to do what is best for the good of society.
Social Responsibility  The ethical obligations of a business are to: <ul><li>Provide safe products </li></ul><ul><li>Creat...
Social Responsibility  A  conflict of interest  is when a business is tempted to put profits before social welfare.
Responsibility to Customers  The  Food and Drug Administration (FDA) , a government agency, protects consumers from danger...
Figure 4.2 OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICINE LABEL The FDA governs advertising and labeling of over-the-counter medicines. Analyze...
Responsibility to Customers  Fair competition between businesses is healthy for the marketplace, but some companies don’t ...
Responsibility to Customers  Some companies use unethical means to eliminate competition. One of the most common means is ...
Responsibility to Employees  Businesses have a social responsibility to create jobs.  They are expected to provide employe...
Responsibility to Employees  The  Equal Pay Act  (passed in 1964) requires that men and women be paid the same wages for d...
Responsibility to Employees  The Americans with Disabilities Act bans discrimination against persons with physical or ment...
Responsibility to Employees  It’s in a company’s best interest to treat its workers fairly otherwise low morale, poor prod...
Responsibility to Society  Businesses have responsibilities not only to customers and to employees but also to society as ...
Responsibility to Society  In 1970, the U.S. government created the  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) , a federal age...
Responsibility to Society  Many businesses plan for their social responsibilities just like planning for production and sa...
Fast Review <ul><li>Define social responsibility. </li></ul><ul><li>What is a conflict of interest? </li></ul>continued
Fast Review <ul><li>What do companies adopt in the workplace to treat their workers fairly? </li></ul>
Why should a company make a vested interest in nature over its products? continued
How does the consumer pay for a company’s environmentally responsible inventions? continued
What are social issues you’re interested in pursuing? How are businesses involved?   continued
What government agency has a responsibility to protect society  from genetically modified organisms?
pp. 48-61 End of Chapter 4   Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
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  1. 1. pp. 48-61 Chapter 4 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
  2. 2. Learning Objectives After completing this chapter, you’ll be able to: <ul><li>Explain business ethics. </li></ul><ul><li>Give reasons why ethical behavior is good for business. </li></ul>continued
  3. 3. Learning Objectives After completing this chapter, you’ll be able to: <ul><li>Define social responsibility. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the social responsibilities of businesses. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why It’s Important Understanding business ethics and social responsibility informs you of your rights as a consumer, an employee, and a citizen.
  5. 5. Key Words ethics business ethics sweatshops Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) code of ethics social responsibility continued
  6. 6. Key Words conflict of interest Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Equal Pay Act Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  7. 7. What Is Ethics? Ethics is the set of moral principles by which people conduct themselves personally, socially, or professionally.
  8. 8. What Is Ethics? Business ethics is a set of guidelines about how a business should conduct itself. In general, for any business to be successful, it must operate legally, ethically, and humanely.
  9. 9. Ethics is the set of principles by which you conduct yourself in society. How often do you help the environment? What do you do? Source: The NPD Group Figure 4.1 ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
  10. 10. Legal Responsibility Sweatshops are factories that pay workers poorly, are unsafe, and treat workers badly.
  11. 11. Legal Responsibility The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a division of the Department of Labor that sets and enforces work-related health and safety rules.
  12. 12. Legal Responsibility Other independent agencies protect consumers, monitor broadcast communications, and address discrimination in the workplace.
  13. 13. Legal Responsibility Most businesses police themselves by distributing codes of ethics. A code of ethics is a set of guidelines for maintaining ethics in the workplace.
  14. 14. Legal Responsibility Businesses that regulate themselves are able to operate more freely.
  15. 15. Ethics as Good Business Unethical business practices can affect your business indirectly. The amount you make in profits from one unhappy customer can translate into a lot more lost because of missed repeat business.
  16. 16. Ethics as Good Business Treating employees unethically can also backfire. Mistreating employees leads to a high turnover rate. This increases the cost of hiring and training new employees.
  17. 17. Important Ethical Questions When considering a questionable course of action, you have to ask yourself these important questions: <ul><li>Is it against the law? Does it violate company or professional policies? </li></ul>continued
  18. 18. Important Ethical Questions <ul><li>What if everyone did this? How would I feel if someone did this to me? </li></ul><ul><li>Am I sacrificing long-term benefits for short-term gains? </li></ul>
  19. 19. Making Decisions on Ethical Issues Here are some steps if you find yourself in an ethical dilemma: <ul><li>Identify the ethical dilemma. </li></ul><ul><li>Discover alternative actions. </li></ul>continued
  20. 20. Making Decisions on Ethical Issues <ul><li>Decide who might be affected. </li></ul><ul><li>List the probable effects of the alternatives. </li></ul><ul><li>Select the best alternative. </li></ul>
  21. 22. Graphic Organizer Important Ethical Questions Graphic Organizer Does it violate the law or policies? ETHICAL DECISION Would this sacrifice long-term benefits for short-term gain? What if everyone did this, but it’s bad? UNETHICAL NO NO NO YES YES YES MAY BE UNETHICAL UNETHICAL
  22. 23. Fast Review <ul><li>How do companies benefit by enforcing their own codes of ethics? </li></ul><ul><li>Why does it pay to treat customers ethically? </li></ul>continued
  23. 24. Fast Review <ul><li>What are some important ethical questions to ask? </li></ul>
  24. 25. Social Responsibility Social responsibility is the duty to do what is best for the good of society.
  25. 26. Social Responsibility The ethical obligations of a business are to: <ul><li>Provide safe products </li></ul><ul><li>Create jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Protect the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to the standard of living in society </li></ul>
  26. 27. Social Responsibility A conflict of interest is when a business is tempted to put profits before social welfare.
  27. 28. Responsibility to Customers The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) , a government agency, protects consumers from dangerous or falsely advertised products.
  28. 29. Figure 4.2 OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICINE LABEL The FDA governs advertising and labeling of over-the-counter medicines. Analyze why the FDA officials might feel that regulation of advertising and packaging labels is necessary.
  29. 30. Responsibility to Customers Fair competition between businesses is healthy for the marketplace, but some companies don’t always play reasonably.
  30. 31. Responsibility to Customers Some companies use unethical means to eliminate competition. One of the most common means is to conspire with other companies to control the market for a product.
  31. 32. Responsibility to Employees Businesses have a social responsibility to create jobs. They are expected to provide employees with safe working conditions, equal treatment, and fair pay.
  32. 33. Responsibility to Employees The Equal Pay Act (passed in 1964) requires that men and women be paid the same wages for doing equal work.
  33. 34. Responsibility to Employees The Americans with Disabilities Act bans discrimination against persons with physical or mental disability.
  34. 35. Responsibility to Employees It’s in a company’s best interest to treat its workers fairly otherwise low morale, poor productivity, and a high turnover rate are its troubles.
  35. 36. Responsibility to Society Businesses have responsibilities not only to customers and to employees but also to society as a whole.
  36. 37. Responsibility to Society In 1970, the U.S. government created the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) , a federal agency that enforces rules that protect the environment and control pollution.
  37. 38. Responsibility to Society Many businesses plan for their social responsibilities just like planning for production and sale of their products.
  38. 39. Fast Review <ul><li>Define social responsibility. </li></ul><ul><li>What is a conflict of interest? </li></ul>continued
  39. 40. Fast Review <ul><li>What do companies adopt in the workplace to treat their workers fairly? </li></ul>
  40. 41. Why should a company make a vested interest in nature over its products? continued
  41. 42. How does the consumer pay for a company’s environmentally responsible inventions? continued
  42. 43. What are social issues you’re interested in pursuing? How are businesses involved? continued
  43. 44. What government agency has a responsibility to protect society from genetically modified organisms?
  44. 45. pp. 48-61 End of Chapter 4 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
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