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Case31-SmithfieldFoods - 5 What is your assessment of...

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Smithfield Foods: When Growing the Business Damages the Environment 1. What are the chief elements of Smithfield Foods’ strategy in hog raising? 2. Is there a moral problem with Smithfield Foods’ strategy? Why or why not? Is it socially responsible for a company like Smithfield Foods to pursue a rapid growth strategy when that strategy poses environmental problems and adversely affects living conditions in the communities where it operates? 3. Does Smithfield Foods’ hog-raising operation in eastern North Carolina harm anyone? 4. Who is benefited by Smithfield Foods’ strategy in the hog-raising business?
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Unformatted text preview: 5. What is your assessment of Smithfield Foods’ environmental policy (as presented in case Exhibit 3)? What evidence indicates the policy is window dressing? What evidence indicates that there is genuine management commitment to operating in accord with the policy? 6. What actions would you recommend that Smithfield foods take to mitigate the adverse effects of its strategy on the quality of life in the communities where it has hog farming operations? Copyright © 2003 GLO-BUS Software, Inc. Page 1...
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