ETHICS AND SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT

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ETHICS AND SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT

Executive Summary

It is the responsibility of every organisation to act and operate ethically in order to achieve sustainability. Business operations are in most cases faced with the issue of sustainability because of the cost that should be paid to achieve sustainability. IKEA is an international corporation that ensures sustainability through supporting environmental conservation and putting measures on sourcing woods for their products. Sustainability ensures that the company will be in operation even in future because the raw materials would not deplete.

Our Commitment

IKEA stores and sells ready-to-make appliances, wood furniture, and domestic goods. Currently, IKEA is the largest furniture retailer globally with over 139,000 workers working in 43 nations. The company’s major market is in Germany, France, and the United States. The company is well known for its quality and well- designed eco- friendly initiatives, low cost products and a positive reputation for a great workplace. As such, the company’s annual sales reach US$37 billion according to 2017 estimates. IKEA’s vision is to make daily life better for people and offer commercial supports this vision through the provision of several eco- friendly, quality, and home delivering products.

Ethical Area: Positive Action

Sustainability is of great importance to IKEA especially due to the fact that most of its products are made from wood. Sustainability means conserving the environment and this may contradict cutting down of trees to make wood products. The company has taken great advances in sustainability especially by establishing several sustainability goals. Particularly, the main concern is the company’s sources timber and paper materials.

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ETHICS AND SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT

Your task is to write a persuasive piece of international communication addressed to your company, as a member of staff. The goal of the submission is to propose one or two recommendations to achieve or improve actions or relating to Business Ethics. You will specifically consider one of the areas explored in the module 2 lecture: employment practices, human rights, environmental pollution, bribery and corruption, or sustainability. Make sure to look at the supply chain of the business to understand how your ethical area may relate to the operations of your business. It is then your task to develop a persuasive report recommending strategies your company can adopt. The topic you will address will be determined in your workshop in module three:

In your own words, the submission will:

  1. Review a past and current business practices and policies from your company that relate to your chosen area of ethical concern.
  2. Discuss both the positive and negative actions b your company.
  3. Develop one or two business practice recommendations, which will improve performance in relation to the area of ethical concern. These should be based on the review you have undertaken.
  4. Discuss the benefits, challenges and implications for key stakeholders if these recommendations are implemented.

word limit: At least 1500 words, with a maximum of 1800 words. This INCUDES in-text citations, headings, sub- headings, etc. anything in the body of your paper is included as part of the word count.

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ETHICS AND SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT

Executive Summary

It is the responsibility of every organisation to act and operate ethically in order to achieve sustainability. Business operations are in most cases faced with the issue of sustainability because of the cost that should be paid to achieve sustainability. IKEA is an international corporation that ensures sustainability through supporting environmental conservation and putting measures on sourcing woods for their products. Sustainability ensures that the company will be in operation even in future because the raw materials would not deplete.

Our Commitment

IKEA stores and sells ready-to-make appliances, wood furniture, and domestic goods. Currently, IKEA is the largest furniture retailer globally with over 139,000 workers working in 43 nations. The company’s major market is in Germany, France, and the United States. The company is well known for its quality and well- designed eco- friendly initiatives, low cost products and a positive reputation for a great workplace. As such, the company’s annual sales reach US$37 billion according to 2017 estimates. IKEA’s vision is to make daily life better for people and offer commercial supports this vision through the provision of several eco- friendly, quality, and home delivering products.

Ethical Area: Positive Action

Sustainability is of great importance to IKEA especially due to the fact that most of its products are made from wood. Sustainability means conserving the environment and this may contradict cutting down of trees to make wood products. The company has taken great advances in sustainability especially by establishing several sustainability goals. Particularly, the main concern is the company’s sources timber and paper materials…………………ETHICS AND SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT.

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