In the future, we will probably find that clean drinking water will go to the highest bidder, and even more people will find themselves without easy access to drinking water. Pollution of the world's water resources began to take a scary turn as industrialization took hold on the European continent. We can see similar effects of what happened in the past if we look to attitudes in developing countries today. The idea that "progress" must come first, and the environment has to take a back seat is a strong one in countries eager to improve their material standards of living. In the Western world, movements to clean polluted water systems usually slow in coming.
Water privatization is best understood as the private sector (as opposed to the public sector) participating and competing in the acquisition, sanitation and sale of water. Essentially, turning what is public good into an economic good. Bottled water has rapidly emerged as ubiquitous international commodity due to globalization. Nestle, the largest supplier of bottle water worldwide, is often at the forefront of criticism and contention when it comes to water commodification at both the national and international scale. This approach has justifiably lead to criticisms that companies, like Nestle, prey on socially and politically vulnerable regions (or those believed to be least politically and socially resistant) for their freshwater resources and because this, it adversely affects local communities by limiting their access, increasing freshwater prices, and degrading the environment.
The expected DOE regulations were delayed indefinitely, therefore decreasing the demand for energy efficient machines. The management team wanted to provide incentives to consumers, dealers, and Frigidaire. The research showed that close personal attention would be key in gaining market share, as well as highlighting the advantages of the front loading washing machine over the top loading washing machine to not only consumers but to dealers. Alternatives Invest more money (allocation of resources) in research to get the price point of the top loader down to $599. This will set the company back a bit, however if more research and development can produce lower production costs this will increase market share significantly.
In recent years, global and local companies alike have felt the sting of the failing economy and turned to outsourcing in order to produce in the most economically efficient way possible. Outsourcing can be defined as a technique used by companies to reduce costs by transferring portions of work to outside suppliers rather than completing the work internally. Many things must be considered when companies make the decision to outsource. Economically, it would only make sense for the company to outsource if the potential partner had a comparative production advantage. First and foremost, sending parts of the supply chain overseas has the potential to compromise quality and brand image.
Manufacturers will dump their waste into the environment outside of their factory instead of paying to have it transported out, because it is more economically beneficial for them. However, the dumping of waste into the environment always has a negative effect against the nearby population centers and wild animals. PinnacleHealth.org, a website devoted to healing and health in Pennsylvania, deliberates on the negative environmental effects of waste disposal by manufacturers on water, “When a manufacturer increases the volume of output and reduces the cost of production by dumping polluted water, polluted air, or chemicals into the environment, there is a high probability of negative effects on the health of surrounding populations, both human and animal. The environmental impacts of waste disposal include spreading landfills, water pollution, air pollution, and energy consumption.” This excerpt shines a light on how the dumping of industrial waste by manufacturers straight into the environment is detrimental to the water sources that are depended on significantly for the survival of both humans and animals. If manufacturers are allowed to continue their toxic dumping of garbage into our environment, American will gradually begin to have less clean water resources to depend on and the state of our planet will continue down its path of
The current strategy that Waste Management Incorporated has implemented is becoming out if sync with the growing demands and trends of its external environment subsets. In addition, the internal environment is harboring conflicting views throughout the hierarchy of the company as it pertains to the progressive shift from landfill disposal. More specifically, the external environment of WMI is becoming more focused on the health of the environment through deduction of landfill disposal and increase in recycling efforts. Therefore, the subsequent effects of the changing environments will ultimately start causing negative effects in every facet of the business. A reinforced and assertive stakeholder management process would allow for WMI to heed
People need to develop new technology of saving water to sovle lack of access to water. In addition, recycled waste water is also a good solution such as in Singapore where they try to recycle and reduce the import of water and provide it for themselves. Otherwise, as population grows in a fast way; this makes the world lack water. Controlling the population is also an important thing that needs to be concentrate on (Expect name the top 19 solutions to the global freshwater crisis,
Furthermore, this could be a great step towards solving the energy dependence issue of the US. On the other hand, it could contaminate our groundwater and create a health hazard to the families living around these fracking sites. This paper raises the question of whether or not our country can have access to cheap energy while also having access to our vital natural resources. I find that this is a question that is often at the center of discussions nowadays. For some reason affordable energy and a clean environment are always on opposite teams.
The interest for each stakeholder is a loss of monies and the environment continues to be affected. According to the Kaplan eGuide, the Clean Air Act applies to this case due to the emissions and their continued effect on the environment and people. The corporation in this case would be held liable if they continue to allow the smokestack emissions to remain above the allowed level set by the EPA. By failing to invest in new smoke stack scrubbers the company will continue to be above the emissions level, therefore continuing to suffer from fines. In addition, should the violations lead to the environment being affected they could possibly have legal action bro... ... middle of paper ... ...the requirements decreasing the risk of the company being sued by private citizens or the EPA.
Business Responsibility to the Environment Businesses all over the world have responsibilities and there would be less chaos if businesses acted more responsibly. The responsibility that a business has to the general public is to protect the environment, develop a quality workforce, develop corporate philanthropy, and protect health issues. If responsibility is not taken by a business, there can be consequences. Volkswagen is dealing with a major lawsuit for being dishonest when selling their cars to the public. The public is the one who buys products, so if they public not is happy then they will lose customers, which is bad for business and eventually they could harm the business.