Protecting and restoring conservation areas

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protecting and restoring conservation areas, redeveloping “Brownfield” sites, lowering volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, using recycled materials for construction, using Low Impact Development (LID) technologies, preserving water, and store-wide recycling. Target also
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Chang 5 emphasizes multiple recycling chains for its products, facilities, consumers, and suppliers. For example, shopping carts are repaired and reused until no longer possible. Then, the plastic is melted into plastic pellets or other products while the metal is used for construction rebar. Also, used and damaged Target plastic bags are layered and stitched together to create a stronger bag almost completely resistant to tearing (“Target 2008”). The Codes of Ethics of the ASCE and Target differ in many areas regarding ethics such as diversity because the ASCE focuses on creating guidelines to a specific group of the labor force while Target addresses the entire work force as a whole. This explains why Target concentrates on diversity and equal opportunities in its Corporate Report. Its potential employees can be young, middle-aged, seniors, Caucasian, African-American, Asian, Hispanic, students, professionals, etc. It is vital that they address their work environment as welcoming to and supportive of everyone. On the other hand, ASCE is a professional organization focusing on a specialized group of laborers and concentrates more on the integrity, honesty, and goals of their occupation as civil engineers rather than their individual opportunities with the company like a private employer. However, both do stress the importance of honesty and integrity in their employees’ approach to everyday decision-making. The ASCE upholds that they should be the basis for all civil engineers’ decisions. They are also the ideals from which all the fundamental principles and canons are derived with many examples including: Principle 2, Canon 1, Canon 3, and Canon 6. As previously stated, Target encourages its team members to seek confidential counseling or support when they have concerns and that their company strives to achieve a work environment free of conflict, crime, and ethical concerns. They believe that innovation and success start with the workers’ well-being. In concern with the two parties’ guidelines and policies towards sustainable development, both are similar in that they make it one of their top priorities- ASCE lists is as its first fundamental principle while Target puts it as one of its three top responsibility initiatives. Target specifically details its procedures within its facilities, etc. while ASCE gives very general guidelines. This can be explained by the fact that ASCE governs a general group of professionals in civil engineering that belong to a number of different specialties like transportation or bridges, but Target is one individual company analyzing all aspects of its corporation. Target is also a company for profit that requires a good public image in order to be successful so it will detail almost everything it does for the environment instead of being very general. Its Corporate Report
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  • Fall '07
  • Meyer
  • Civil Engineering, Incandescent light bulb, ASCE, civil engineers

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