Essay on Unethical Companies

733 Words Jun 30th, 2013 3 Pages
UNETHICAL COMPANIES 1) MONSANTO CO.
The Missouri based agricultural company has been named world's most unethical company. The company leads the world's production of genetically modified foods. Monsanto is infamous for unfairly suing farmers who try to grow foods both ethically and organically. If the lawsuit is not ruled in Monsanto’s favour, they still achieve their desired results as the small-scale farms become bankrupt due to legal costs. The company is also the creator of the highly poisonous herbicide named Roundup ( a weed killer). This weed killer is both damaging to ecology as well as humans. A 2008 scientific study found Roundup can cause the death of unborn children.

2) CHEVRON
The oil and gas company has been
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The company has also employed underage girls to handout free Marlboro cigarettes to children at clubs and concerts. On top of this unethical marketing, the company issued a report in the Czech Republic saying that premature smokers deaths have ‘positive effects’ because they save governments money.

5) Ryanair
The budget Irish airline is always charging customers hidden costs. The company reportedly does not even allow employees to charge their mobile phones so Ryanair can save electricity costs. Passengers who forget to bring their boarding passes to the airport automatically face a charge of £40 whilst customers wanting to complain via telephone have to pay 5p/min. Passengers who need assistance with booking a flight pay a fee of £1 per minute to call a customer service assistant.

6) Syngenta
The Swiss agricultural and chemical company profits from marketing genetically engineered agriculture. The companies objective is to dominate the seed market so that all farmers have to rely on Syngenta’s seed sales. In 2008, the company was fined by the Environmental Protection Agency for violating federal regulations in some of their facilities and for failing to keep protective equipment away from contaminated areas. A former employee at Syngenta was awarded $2 million in a lawsuit after she was unfairly fired for reporting discriminative behaviour in the workplace.

7) Grupo Mexico
In 2009, the Mexican mining enterprise

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