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Corporate Social Responsibility: Clean Power's Ethical Issues
What is Clean Power's corporate social responsibility for each ethical issue you have
identified in this case?
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Clean Power has a plan of action to me the corporate social needs of the greater community in the Dominican Republic. The company plans to hire the locals, use solar energy, and build a school for the youth in the community. On the other hand Teltec the “seller” plans to maintain the roads and dump raw sewage in the beautiful and clean Chevron River. This now becomes an environmental violation. The community and wild life alike can be affected by this.
The legal ramifications could subject Teltec and Clean Power to fines from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In a litigation suit Clean Power would be named as a co-defendant because they went into the business agreement with Teltec knowing the foreseeable violations.
The Clean Water Act requires owners and operators of pollution sources to maintain records, use monitoring equipment, and sample pollutants on an ongoing basis. Regulations determine how much of what type of pollutant a business can emit. The EPA has the authority to inspect the premises of any pollution source. If the EPA finds a violation of any of its standards or programs, the agency has the authority to notify the offending party and the interested state. If the state fails to take enforcement action, the EPA may either issue an order requiring the business to comply with the EPA’s rules or it may sue the business in court. The EPA has the authority to levy fines and criminal penalties against the business. wing that this was a violation (e-guide p.4)
Clean Power has the corporate social responsibility to be profitable for its employees who are the stakeholders as well as the shareholders and stockholders environmental stakeholders and everyone who has an interest in Clean Power. The company can profit economically by hiring...