50%(2)1 out of 2 people found this document helpful
This preview shows page 20 - 23 out of 32 pages.
The law is often based on moral concepts that cannot be separated from legal concepts •The law may need to be tested by the courts •The law is not efficient in terms of achieving ethical behavior at a minimum cost b.Arguments for Legal Justification:
2.What’s Being Done About Corruption?G) ETHICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT 1.What Is “Sustainability”?2.Global Warming and
a.The Paris Agreement on Climate Change. §At the core of the United Nations Climate talks held in Paris in December 2015 is Global Warming, which results from the release of greenhouse gases that trap heat in the atmosphere, rather than allowing the heat to escape. b.Kyoto Protocol (1997) §An agreement between several countries that they will reduce greenhouse gases. §The U.S. originally signed the Kyoto in 1998 but withdrew in 2001 fearing that it would result in a reduction of economic growth in the U.S. §U.S. firms operating in countries that are signatories to Kyoto must abide by the treaty. e.g. U.S. firms in EU countries. H) ETHICAL DILEMMAS OF LABOR CONDITIONS Ethical Dimensions of Labor Conditions p146 a.Child labor(According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), a UN institution, 168 million children between the ages of 5 and 17 are not legally working worldwide) Issues include: i.Working hours ii.Wages iii.General working conditions (e.g. plant safety, lighting, etc.) b.Industries affected include retail, hospitality, clothing, shoes, agriculture.