Challenges in the business environment

Challenges in the Business Environment

Overview

Changing, or even stating, a company’s values can be a long and arduous process, but it often pales in comparison to the effort it takes to make sure they are honored, implemented and projected. In this assignment, you evaluate how well your chosen company from the first assignment has done in “walking the talk” and responding to a social issue.

Preparation

Review your chosen company’s mission and values statements as well as other sources that provide insight into the company’s values with regard to social responsibility. Pick two of their primary values and research how the company manifests those values. Simple examples might be the commitment to workplace diversity or ecological sustainability. 

Instructions

Create a 3–5-minute (approximately 6–8 slides) PowerPoint presentation that evaluates how well the company embodies its issue-related values. Your presentation should contain detailed speaker’s notes that flesh out and support main points, ideas, or conclusions and have supporting citations.

  1. Summarize your chosen company’s Supplier Responsibility information.
  2. In your own words, explain how each aspect of your Supplier Code of Conduct is committed to ethical business practices and social responsibility.
  3. Discuss your company’s stance on each of the following areas:
    • Empowering Workers.
    • Labor and Human Rights.
    • Health and Safety.
    • The Environment.
    • Accountability.
  4. Identify the key ways that your company’s Code of Conduct has changed since last year.
  5. Examine the manner in which your company’s Supplier Code of Conduct helps the organization operate as a socially responsible organization.
  6. In this week’s discussion, you consider assembling a team to write a supplier code of conduct. Recommend the stakeholders roles (4–5) needed on the team and how each supports the project.

Integrate at least three supporting resources from the Strayer University Library or other reputable sources.

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

• Create a presentation about the key areas, changes, and progress in a company’s supplier responsibilities and code of conduct.

Additional Information & Resources:

BUS 475 Assignment 2 Template.pptx  (only color, text size and placement template changes permitted)

The textbook must be a supporting source (it is listed on the template)

Speaker notes are written – Do not record audio or submit audio files

  • Optional
    • Images  – if used, a maximum of 3-5 low-resolution images to ensure Blackboard can process your submission may be added
  • Strongly Recommended
  • Support Resources
    • Don’t know how to use PowerPoint, Click here for instructions.
    • Don’t know how to add Written Speaker Notes to PowerPoint. Click here for instructions.

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