MMH733: Ethics for Managers Assignment 2

MMH733: Ethics for Managers Assignment 2

TASK

Using the case study of Walmart, address the following questions: (1) Do you think Walmart is doing enough to become more sustainable? Using examples from your research on Walmart, evaluate its sustainability activities regarding employees, society and the environment. (2) What are the most significant ethical issues Walmart has faced in the past, and what has the company done to address them? (3) Assess Walmart’s corporate social responsibility using the fourpart CSR model. (For example, is Walmart socially responsible while it has a devastating impact on small merchants? What about its impact on communities in terms of sprawl, traffic congestion, and impact on the environment? What responsibility does the company have to these communities in which it enters?) (4) According to Mitchell et al’s (1997) three key relationship attributes (power, legitimacy and urgency), who are Walmart’s key stakeholders? (5) What does it mean for an organisation like Walmart to be ethical in its communications and practice? Discuss with relevant examples, and provide a number of recommendations for the organisation in order for it to be a more ethical company in the future
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