Explain the Ethical Issues a Business Needs to Consider in Its Operational Activities

863 Words Dec 25th, 2014 4 Pages
By Syriah Grossett
Unit 37 P1

Task 1 (P1) Explain the ethical issues a business needs to consider in its operational activities

What does business ethics mean?
Business ethics is a form of applied ethics it deals with ethical rules and principles within a business or commercial context, the various moral or ethical problems that can arise in a business setting, and any special ethical duties or obligations that apply to people who are engaged in commerce, including workers and managers, customers and suppliers, and the larger group of people who have some interest in the business.

Ethical issues affect all businesses, if a particular business is becoming a victim of bad ethical problems it could close down because the public
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If the standards of the farm in which the product is supplied from, are not abiding by common laws of animal cruelty and hygiene factors, it can be seen for the company who uses them for supplies are unethical in their method of supplies. A main supplier of Tesco’s, Bowes Group, which supply all of Tesco’s, pork bacon and other meats, was video, it was found that the animals were suffering in cages that were too small for them and animals sharing pens with rotten maggot infested corpses. This will show that Tesco are acting unethically regarding were they get their farming supplies from and give a bad impression to the public, which could then result in sale losses. Tesco now have a policy to ensure that this will not be repeated, in the policy it states, “The code sets demanding but achievable standards of production, incorporating the requirement to the farm being in an environmentally friendly state” it was also said by Tesco’s that “We expect the highest standards from our suppliers and they are audited regularly to ensure these are met.” With these policies in place that will provide a solution to this issue.
Human Rights
Low unemployment in UK can cause companies to employ out of the country, but this can also cause a big cultural issue within the workplace because of the language barriers of the different