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Running head: Ethics Workplace Project- AVON 1 Ethics Workplace Project- AVON Ethics CM1800 Professor Sherry Skaggs Christina Christian July 22, 2011
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Ethics Workplace Project-AVON 2 Abstract This paper is about applying the ETHICS Model to real life situations in the workplace. I have chosen the company Avon to research. I will discuss in this paper the philanthropic deeds that Avon participates in and their total annual revenue and total number of employees and representatives. I will also discuss and complete the following steps of the ETHICS Model to come to an ethical decision. Lastly, I will discuss what I've learned about applying the ETHICS Model in making ethical decisions in business.
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Ethics Workplace Project-AVON 3 AVON The Avon Foundation was founded in 1955 with one thing in mind, improving the lives of women.(“Avon foundation”, 2011) ETHICS MODEL Step 1-Evaluate the problem : There has been a recent decrease in profits due to the recession. Avon usually contributes 10% of profits to our philanthropies. Because of this decrease of profits, we cannot afford to continue our current practices. Step 2-Think through all the options : 1.Close the business 2.Stay open, but eliminate philanthropic activities. 3.Stay open, but but the workforce by 20%. Step 3-Highlight all the stakeholders : Avon currently has 40,000 Associates worldwide and about 6.5 million active Avon representatives. 80 percent of all women in the U.S. have bought Avon products and in a poll of 36 countries, 94% percent of women are familiar with the Avon brand.(“Avon company”, 2011) Avon uses both company-owned manufacturing facilities and third party suppliers to source its beauty and beauty relater products. The suppliers number around 16,000 and are from 50 different countries. 89% of the beauty products are manufactured in Avon owned facilities. All non-beauty products are sourced through third party manufacturers in 25 countries, 5 continents. Avon has dozens of shareholders and investors and also work with advocacy groups from around the world. All stakeholders that would be affected are: The Avon Company as a whole, the CEO's, the Executives, the IT people, the President of Avon, the vice
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