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Surname Name Date Class Page title Professor’s name Implications of unethical practice According to Schneider, Elizabeth N (42), ethics refers to a set of universal belief, conduct or set of standards that controls what one ought to do when the well-being of others is at stake. Ethically, organizations should, therefore, apply the standards in their day to day operations in a way that creates sustainability and promotes Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). In brief, CSR can be defined as carrying out activities that may not necessarily benefit the organization but instead help the well being of the third parties such as employees and customers. When ethical standards and corporate social responsibility is well observed, both the firm and third parties get satisfied, this is referred to as sustainability. Sustainability involves creation an environment that is free of degradation and a potential threat for example, to climate change. Looking into the Buffalo Creek Disaster, situations of ethical flaws and instances of nonconsideration of CSR and sustainability are elaborated. To begin with ethics as part of my discussion on the Buffalo Creek Disaster, it is important to understand the general concept of ethics. There are four main approaches to ethics that is: deontological approach where the means justifies the end, the teleological perspective where the end justifies the means, absolutism approach where one has to comply with all the set aside rules and finally the principles based view where an individual can fail to meet the set-aside rules but instead give an explanation for non-compliance. On ethical standards, integrity, objectivity, professional competence and due care, confidentiality, and professional behavior are the most considered. The question that I seek to answer is whether Pittston Coal Company flawed any of
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