Essay on Effective Ethics and Ethical Behavior

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Effective ethics and ethical behavior

Memorandum and Report Carol Harris

TO: Rebecca M. Melton, ABC Toy Co. CEO
FROM: Carol Harris, Elementary Division Manager, ABC Toy Co.
DATE: 6/5/11
SUBJECT: Product quality issue and a report on ethical decision making.
This memo addresses a product quality issue with a whistle included in our toy collection. I have included a report on the importance of ethical decision making and strategies the ABC Toy Co. could adopt to ensure that all members of ABC Toy Company make ethical decisions.
This morning I received a memo from the manager of quality assurance. During a routine test, the department
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The above considerations address the financial, legal, and ethical aspects of our decision. These considerations will have a positive effect on customer relations because it shows our commitment to our client and the customer. (Becker, P.A 2008)
As a producer of consumer products that are geared towards children it is our responsibility to provide a safe product. When we make decisions about product safety there should be an ethical protocol in place with broad and easy to follow guidelines.
The following report discusses two strategies the company could adopt to ensure that all members of ABC Toy Company make ethical decisions; the benefits of adopting a code of ethics, an analysis of another company’s code of ethics and components of those ethics that would be important to include or to incorporate into our own.
Our first strategy will be in recognizing our responsibility to the consumer. Our main consumers are children. Product safety is paramount. Recognizing that our social responsibility is to provide a product free of health and safety risks is absolute (Miller,B.
2003-2011). Our second strategy, our focus should be on creating a code of conduct. A code of conduct encompasses the company’s commitment to its stakeholders. In our case, the consumer, the client, and the shareholders are our stakeholders (Becker,P.A
2008).
Using strategies to assess criteria that all members of ABC Toy Co., can

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