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International Ethics Presentation Ryan Gerkey Business Ethics Harrison College
Amnesty International Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights to be respected and protected for everyone. Created in 1961 Mission is to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated. Activists take up human rights issues by mobilizing public pressure through mass demonstrations, vigils and direct lobbying as well as online and offline campaigning. http://www.amnesty.org/en/who-we-are
Amnesty International Human Rights Advocates – Stop violence against women – Defend the rights and dignity of those trapped in poverty – Oppose torture and combat terror with justice – Protect the rights of refugees and migrants – Regulate the global arms trade Human Rights and Business – Encourage companies to use their influence in support of human rights – Include a specific commitment to human rights in their statements of business principles and codes of conduct – Producing explicit human rights policies and ensuring that they are integrated, monitored and audited across their operations and beyond borders, – Putting in place the necessary internal management systems to ensure that human rights policies are acted upon. http://www.amnesty.org/en/business-and- human-rights
Amnesty International Amnesty has locations all around the world. – They have more than 2.2 million members, supporters and subscribers in over 150 countries and territories, in every region of the world. – The area that will be concentrated on will be the country of China.
G-Money Industries Manufacturer of computer components and accessories. Rationale for expansion: – Increase market share – Company Exposure – Lower Labor Costs – Access to inexpensive parts
G-Money Industries Ethical Dilemmas Presented: – Fair Wages – Employee Benefits – Equal Rights – Human Rights – Safe Working Conditions
Recommendations Review the dilemmas that were presented: – Fair Wages – Employee Benefits – Equal Rights – Human Rights – Safe Working Conditions
Recommendations Pros to taking action: – Employee Satisfaction – Positive Reputation in community/country – Increase in Financial Performance – Increased Opportunities Worldwide Cons: – Increased Costs – Loss of Revenue – Loss of Profits to shareholders – Possible Loss of Investors
What would a partnership with Amnesty International do for G-Money Industries? Familiarize the company with the area and culture. Bridge the language barrier. Provide a positive presence in the area. Explain the past problems and current problems in regards to rights, working conditions and ethical treatment. Make recommendations on what the company can do to maintain and promote human rights. Increase worldwide exposure Make the company more attractive to other countries for future expansion. Give the citizens and workers of the area a sense of security that they are being taken care of by their employer.
Summary It is my opinion that G-Money Industries needs to evaluate the need to expand. They need to take into consideration the cultural barrier that they will encounter. If it is in their best interest to expand, a partnership with an organization like Amnesty International would be a step in the right direction. Although this may lead to increase costs that they may not be able to afford, but could they not afford to do it. It would cost more to go into a different country, not prepared and not willing to work with the cultural differences and leave than to go in prepared and willing to work with the people. You have to spend money to make money. Spend it wisely, and you will be heavily rewarded.