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Prappas Ethics Essay competition You are the lead Financial Analyst at a consumer products company specializing in paper goods.  Recently, it has fallen to you to make a critical budgetary recommendation. In response to growing consumer demand for environmentally-friendly products, your company  would like to begin manufacturing a certain percentage of its existing product lines from recycled  paper, rebranding and marketing them as ‘green.’ In order to make this production change, the  company will need to change suppliers, as the local mill from whom you currently purchase raw  materials does not offer recycled paper. A large supplier across the country, which sources both  recycled and non-recycled paper, has offered you a competitive rate equal to your current  materials budget. Your present supplier is a local company with whom you have done business for many years. It  cannot afford to add production of recycled paper to its existing practices. Your company is by  far its biggest client and depends so heavily on your orders that losing any revenue from you  would effectively cause its business to fail, leaving hundreds of local workers without jobs. You need to make a recommendation to the company’s Chief Financial Officer by the end of the 
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2011 for the course 06B 100 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at University of Iowa.

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