Essay The Ethical Decision Of Walmart

1060 Words Nov 9th, 2016 5 Pages
Walmart is a corporation that is known not only in the United States but worldwide. The decision point covers the company’s ethics and how it handled a situation that occurred in their Mexico location. This paper will use the ethical decision-making model to identify the facts, ethical issues and the stakeholders. It will also cover the available alternatives, how decisions affect the stakeholders and offer guidance.
Determine the facts
The New York Times reported that an internal investigation by Walmart had evidence that there was bribery and corruption happening in the Mexican operations. This was reported in April of 2012. The investigation also showed that Walmart executives in Mexico were aware of the bribery and corruption and did not stop it. The executives in Mexico took it a step farther than just allowing it, they hid it from the corporate offices located in the United States.
Allegedly, instead of reporting the bribery as soon as they were made aware of it, the corporate headquarters chose to stop the investigation. Walmart ended up reporting the information to authorities after hearing that The New York Times began their own investigation. This caused the United States Justice Department to begin their own investigation into Walmart.
Unfortunately, the problems are not just about the bribery in Mexico. The company is also accused of having very low ethical standards regarding employees. Earlier in 2005, The New York Times published a different…

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