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Nast created two lists: the “Green 11 roster of good guys” and the “Toxic 10”list of offenders that could be doing more to help the environment. ReviewCondé Nast’s findings in its article “The Toxic Ten” (at02/19/10-Worst-Corporate-Polluters). Select one of the companiesspotlighted. Go to that company’s Web site and read about its environmentalefforts. Then answer the following questions:•Based on the information provided in the Condé Nast article and on yourselected company’s Web site, how would you rate the company’senvironmental initiatives?•Do the statements on the company’s Web site mesh with the criticismvoiced by Condé Nast?•In your opinion, does the company deserve to be on Condé Nast’s “Toxic10” list? Why, or why not?•Why does the company promote its environmental efforts? Is thispromotion effective?Chapter 2 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility2.6 Environmentalism103
2.7 Stages of Corporate ResponsibilityLEARNING OBJECTIVE1.List the stages of corporate responsibility.
1.Defensive. When companies are first criticized over some problem orissue, they tend to take a defensive, often legalistic stance. They rejectallegations of wrongdoing and refuse to take responsibility, arguingthat fixing the problem or addressing the issue isn’t their job.