MGT 401 Week 1 Discussion 1


As human beings have become the dominant species on the planet, they have also become the main consumer of the earth’s resources. This consumption has resulted in the depletion of the planets the natural resources as well as contamination of rich agricultural soils and groundwater. These changes lead to an imbalance among the different cultures in society with some cultures having an overabundance of resources while others have none. Businesses have a responsibility to conduct themselves in an environmentally ethical manner. Various laws and regulations such as HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) were created to address organizations procedures with dealing with their waste. As stated in the text “This regulation significantly changed the way businesses and organizations conducted themselves in the handling of and in response activities associated with hazardous materials and wastes. It has had, and continues to have, a major impact on the manner in which we must deal with operations that fall within the scope of the regulation” (Gantt, 2012, p 3). These regulations not only ensure that organizations are operating in a manner that protects the environment, they also create a culture of conservation that future generations will maintain.
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