Nike Environment and Human Resource Issues

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Nike Environment and Human Resource Issues

Introduction

In their operations, businesses are required to observe different aspect in their internal
and external environment. One of the major factor affecting business operations is social and
ethical issues. While the utmost effort of any business is aimed at maximising profit, business are
also expected be socially responsible and operate in an ethical manner (Werther and David
2005). Two major issues facing business today are environmental responsibility and human
resource management. On the environment front, business operations have an impact the general
environment including climate change, biodiversity, and others. On the human resource front,
businesses are faced with issues like low wages, underage workers, and others. Nike is one of the
leading apparel companies in the world. It leads in sportswear although it has also started
diversifying in other areas. Although it is an industrial leader, the company is faced with a
myriad of issues like environment pollution, sweatshops and others. However, it has successfully
turned around its human resource by improve working conditions. This report will analyse two
aspect of Nike’s corporate social responsibility including its worse environment record and how
the company has improved its sweatshops image.

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2. Business Report: 30%
In Assessment Two, your task is to review the behaviours, actions and communications of one of the
companies listed below of your choice:
1. Alibaba Group
2. IKEA
3. Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev)
4. Facebook
5. Rio Tinto
6. Nike
7. Qantas
8. DBS Group
In your own words:
l Examine and critique one or two aspects of the company’s social performance with regards to

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fulfilling society’s expectations on how the company should operate its business. You can look at a
company’s performance in regards to the environment, equality, employment, community
development, health and human rights, just to name a few options. Highlight both areas of
achievement and those requiring improvement. If you choose to look at one aspect, examine both
the positive and negative behaviours related to that aspect. If you choose to look at two aspects,
focus on one positive aspect and one negative aspect, to allow enough depth in your writing.
l Examine and discuss the impact and implications of the company’s actions on society and
stakeholders. Nike Environment and Human Resource Issues.
l Provide your conclusions about the company’s performance in society, based on the information
you provide in your paper. Nike Environment and Human Resource Issues.
Word Limit: At least 1500, with a maximum of 1800 words. This INCLUDES in-text citations,
headings, sub-headings, etc. Anything in the body of your paper is included as part of the word
count. Nike Environment and Human Resource Issues.
Don’t slip up! Make sure you do not go over the maximum word limit. A 5% penalty will occur
for every 50 words – or part thereof – over the maximum word limit. This will be strictly
enforced. Also be sure to follow the advice and instructions provided in your tutorials with
regards to requirements for this assessment, including fonts and structure.
This is an assignment that asks you to reflect broadly on the role of business, how it communicates and
acts on a social issue facing it in any society. Take time to reflect on the many arguments and pieces of
information presented in the literature. You will need to read widely and broadly.
A copy of the marking key for this assessment is found under the Assessment Tab on
Blackboard. Nike Environment and Human Resource Issues.

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Nike Environment and Human Resource Issues

Introduction

In their operations, businesses are required to observe different aspect in their internal
and external environment. One of the major factor affecting business operations is social and
ethical issues. While the utmost effort of any business is aimed at maximising profit, business are
also expected be socially responsible and operate in an ethical manner (Werther and David
2005). Two major issues facing business today are environmental responsibility and human
resource management. Nike Environment and Human Resource Issues. On the environment front, business operations have an impact the general
environment including climate change, biodiversity, and others. On the human resource front,
businesses are faced with issues like low wages, underage workers, and others. Nike is one of the
leading apparel companies in the world. It leads in sportswear although it has also started
diversifying in other areas. Although it is an industrial leader, the company is faced with a
myriad of issues like environment pollution, sweatshops and others. However, it has successfully
turned around its human resource by improve working conditions. This report will analyse two
aspect of Nike’s corporate social responsibility including its worse environment record and how
the company has improved its sweatshops image………

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