Slavery in the Chocolate Industry Case Study Essay
Submitted to: Ms Elishah St.Luce
Class: Business Ethics
“The case of slavery in the chocolate industry”
What are the systemic, corporate and individual ethical issues raised by the case?
First of all what is ethics? According to Manuel G Velasquez “Ethics is the discipline that examines ones moral standard or the moral standards of a society. It asks how these standards applies to our lives and whether these standards are reasonable or unreasonable, that is, whether they are supported by good reasons or poor ones.” In a nut shell ethics is what individuals and the society view as being right or wrong.
The case "Slavery in the Chocolate Industry" discusses labor exploitation in the chocolate …show more content…
Secondly the corporate ethical issues that aroused in the case were the middle men who grind and process the cocoa beans they acquired from the Ivory Coast and sell the product to manufacturers. These middlemen were aware of the slavery problem that was taking place in Ivory Coast and Ghana. This is a form of moral responsibility (causality) because these middlemen help to cause the injury because they failed to prevent it when they could and should