Report on International Ethical Issues

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Report on International Ethical Issues February 20, 2010 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1). Executive Summary…………………………………………………………………3 1.1 Background and learning goals of the report …………………………………3 2). Introduction to Dell Inc………………………………………………………………4 2.1 Background of Dell Inc. ………………………………………………………4 2.2 International activities of Dell Inc. ……………………………………………5 3). International ethical issues facing Dell Inc. ………………………………………6 3.1 Employment Practices…………………………………………………………6 3.2 Environmental Pollution………………………………………………………7 4). Apply relevant theories of ethical decision-making………………………………8 4.1 Supplier Responsibility………………………………………………………8 4.2 Environment…show more content…
* Transportation The finished products are transported to customers once finished. As Dell has promised, customers will receive their orders generally within 7 working days. International Ethical Issues Facing Dell Dell’s plants are being built all over the world, and problems have arisen as a result of this expansion. Among these problems, international ethical issues in developing countries have sparked a heated debate. Here we are going to elaborate on the following international ethical issues facing Dell Inc. Issue One: Employment practices. When working conditions in a host nation are clearly inferior to those in a multinational’s home country, what standards should be applied? Is it ethical for a multinational to gain profit by using suppliers that conduct unethical but not illegal behaviors in the host nations? In the 1990s, many multinationals, Apple Inc., Nike, Wal-Mart and including Dell, found themselves involved in the storm of protests when reports revealed that some sweatshops existed in their suppliers. In 2007, students from seven universities in Hong Kong built an investigation team and conducted surveys in Dell Inc’s facilities in south China. After the survey, they found that three suppliers of Dell, Liteon Electronic (Dongguan) Ltd., Silitec Electronics (Dongguan) Ltd and Tairui Plastic and Electronic (Dongguan) Ltd., had done something that was seriously against some regulations in the ‘Law of the People’s Republic of China on
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