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Chapter 4
Social Responsibility of Business and
Government
Social Responsibility
• The duty by a business to contribute to the
well-being of a community.
• Includes:
–
–
–
–

Protec...
Environmental Protection
• Non-renewable Resource
– A natural resource that cannot be replaced when
used up.
– Gas, oil, m...
Environmental Protection
Example:
Starbucks uses
recycled material for
their coffee cup
sleeves saving 78,000
trees per ye...
Environmental Protection
Example:
Toyota offers the
Prius that is the first
mass market hybrid
vehicle.
Environmental Protection
Example:
Run and operate an
“e-waste” program
for disposing of and
recycling old
computers.
Workplace Diversity
• More sensitive to the roles of women, ethnic
groups, and older workers.
• ADA – Americans with Disab...
Job Safety and Employee Wellness
• OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health
Administration
• Promoting good health through th...
Business Ethics
Ethics
– Principles of morality or rules of conduct
Business Ethics
– Rules about how businesses and their...
Business Ethics Checklist
• Is the action illegal?
• Does the action violate company or professional
standards?
• Who is a...
Trademark
• A trademark is word, letter, or symbol linked with a
specific company or product.
• Company names, team emblem...
Copyright
• A copyright protects the creative work of authors,
composers and artists.
• Copyright protection lasts for the...
Patent
• Give the inventor the sole right to make, use, or sell
the item for 17 years.
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Chapter 4

  1. 1. Chapter 4 Social Responsibility of Business and Government
  2. 2. Social Responsibility • The duty by a business to contribute to the well-being of a community. • Includes: – – – – Protection to the environment Minorities and women in the workplace Employment of the physically challenged Healthy and safe work environment
  3. 3. Environmental Protection • Non-renewable Resource – A natural resource that cannot be replaced when used up. – Gas, oil, minerals (copper and iron) A socially responsible business takes actions that improve or change operations that cause pollution.
  4. 4. Environmental Protection Example: Starbucks uses recycled material for their coffee cup sleeves saving 78,000 trees per year.
  5. 5. Environmental Protection Example: Toyota offers the Prius that is the first mass market hybrid vehicle.
  6. 6. Environmental Protection Example: Run and operate an “e-waste” program for disposing of and recycling old computers.
  7. 7. Workplace Diversity • More sensitive to the roles of women, ethnic groups, and older workers. • ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act • “Equal Opportunity Employer”
  8. 8. Job Safety and Employee Wellness • OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration • Promoting good health through the workplace
  9. 9. Business Ethics Ethics – Principles of morality or rules of conduct Business Ethics – Rules about how businesses and their employees ought to behave Code of Ethics – Set of rules for guiding the actions of employees or members of an organization.
  10. 10. Business Ethics Checklist • Is the action illegal? • Does the action violate company or professional standards? • Who is affected, and how, by the action?
  11. 11. Trademark • A trademark is word, letter, or symbol linked with a specific company or product. • Company names, team emblems, label designs, logos, etc.
  12. 12. Copyright • A copyright protects the creative work of authors, composers and artists. • Copyright protection lasts for the life of the person receiving the copyright.
  13. 13. Patent • Give the inventor the sole right to make, use, or sell the item for 17 years.

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