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Case Study

2165 words - 9 pages

Why Corporate Social Responsibility Matters
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INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT #1:
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Table of Contents
Executive summary 2
Introduction 3
Question 1: Efficacy of Monsanto’s Ethical Culture 4
Question 2: Costs and Benefits of Growing GMO seed 5
Question 3: Management of Harm with Plants and Animals 6
Question 4: Visit Monsanto website, what is CSR and Sustainability Strategy of ...view middle of the document...

In 2009 the company made over 8.6 billion dollars in sales. There have more than ninety percent of GM seeds are made by the Monsanto. (Sitemaker, 2013)
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* Over the years the Monsanto Company has seen many changes. Monsanto was established in 1901 in St. Louis by John F. Queeny, who has more than 30 years experience of medicine. The company first experimented products are food additives, then it invented the artificial sweetener, saccharine, which it sold to the Coca Cola Company. During the world war1, the company saw the potential in chemical and related products so that it renamed the company as The Monsanto Chemical Company. But when they expanding products continually with plastics and synthetic rubbers, they change back to the Monsanto Company in 1964. (Appdm, 2015)
In the developing history of Monsanto, it has showed a clear disregard for ethical obligations in its history and continues to downplay the importance of environmental and physical risks to the consumer. Although Monsanto has claimed to realize the errors of its ways and has made a conscious effort for greater corporate responsibility in the future, the company is simply saying these things to avoid further criticism.







Question 1: Efficacy of Monsanto’s Ethical Culture

Monsanto has obtained a progress in corporate responsibility, but Monsanto has deficiencies with ethical culture. Monsanto is in a difficult position, because the products are highly specialized and therefore most consumers do not understand them. (Appdm, 2015)
Throughout Monsanto’s history it has disappointed shareholders many times. For example: first time of many unethical circumstances, they produced Agent Orange in the 1970’s. And Monsanto has been continuously attacked by numerous critics for events such as harassing farmers that have violated the Monsanto patents and the awareness of the Monsanto leaders of decades of environmental pollution caused by its toxic waste, monopolizing their field which has led to anticompetitive behavior, and cases of bribery. (Responsibletechonology, 2013)
At the same time, Monsanto sold products which harmful to plants and animal and destroying of biodiversity. When Monsanto saw those problems, it still does not devote it to rebuild brand image. In 2007, Monsanto donated $24,514,660 to charity; it is only 0.66% of Monsanto annual profits. But in United State, Small companies donate 6% of their profits to charity. Even the average of person donates 2.2% of their income. This lack of charitable giving is just a small representation of Monsanto’s lack of ethical principles that lead to there overall declining ethical culture.
However, Monsanto inputs a lot of human resources and resources into broadcasting its efforts to product seeds, that make it produce higher...

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