Businesses created in the United States are required to comply with U.S. laws and must act ethically. Recall that the law creates a minimum amount of behavior obligatory by businesses in humanity, whereas ethics requires more. Ethics is a major consideration in examining the actions of managers and the function of business organizations. An ethically minded business focuses on the following:
Integrity: Focusing on the character of the individuals involved in the decision or action
Consequences: Focusing on good and bad decisions
Duties, obligations, and principles: Focusing on fairness, justice, and respect for individuals and property
As the manager of your restaurant, you want to have a clear understanding of how to handle ethical issues that arise. You conduct some research and discover there are six steps to ethical decision making. List, explain, and give an example of the six steps of ethical decision making that businesses can follow. Then, choose a business that you believe acts ethically and is socially responsible. Once you select a business, provide examples of how your company is acting with social responsibility.
You decide that your restaurant is going to be socially responsible by implementing a corporate social responsibility plan. Under this plan, your restaurant is going to perform a series of fundraisers, donate leftover goods to homeless shelters, purchase only locally grown produce, and so on. Based on the first initial of your last name, complete the following:
Provide an argument that supports the decision to implement the corporate social responsibility plan for the restaurant. Provide research, legal terminology, and cite a legal case to support your argument.
NOTE: In both considerations, provide research that supports your assertions.