Accounting (Text Only)

26th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
ISBN: 9781285743615



Accounting (Text Only)

26th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
ISBN: 9781285743615
Textbook Problem

Professional ethics

A fertilizer manufacturing company wants to relocate to Yellowstone County. A report from a fired researcher at the company indicates the company’s product is releasing toxic by-products. The company suppressed that report. A later report commissioned by the company shows there is no problem with the fertilizer.

Should the company’s chief executive officer reveal the content of the un favourable report in discussions with Yellowstone County representatives? Discuss.

To determine

Ethical Case Study:

Case Summary:

A fertilizer manufacturing company wishing to relocate to County Y. The company has got a report from previously fired researcher stating that a toxic by-product is released by the company. This report is suppressed and a new fabricated report in favour of the company is prepared and presented to the representative of the County Y, showing no problem with the fertilizer.

To Discuss:  Whether the Chief executive officer of the company should reveal the content of the unfavourable report to the County Y representatives or not.


The business sustainability clearly defines the role and responsibility of a business towards the environment and society. In the given situation the suppression of the report may violate this...

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