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Engineering and Construction
Pages 8 (2008 words)
Society/Ethics Author’s Name Institutional Affiliation Abstract This study looks at the organizational observation of professional ethics and codes of conduct in regards to health, safety and environmental standards. To fully explain the need and importance of ethics, there is an observation of an incidence in a nuclear plant that nearly caused a fatal accident.
In particular, the relationship is determined by the way the organization handles issues pertaining health, safety and the environment. The observation herein shows that there has been tension between the societal welfare and the conduct of stakeholders. The information herein shows that the well being of an organization depends on the society and vice versa, and the binding factor is observation of professional code of ethics by both parties. Keywords: Ethics, Morality, Situational Ethics, Utilitarian Ethics, Social Responsibility, Values, Sustainability Introduction The current world is made up of generations of inventions; this is boosted by the rise of free markets and competition in world economy. With increasing desires of companies and business units to gain profits, there is a high rift between the company’s aim of making more profits and promoting social lives of the employees. As much as making profits does make sense, community life and the well being of the society is much more important. The modern businesses are expected to honor the environment, provide safety, and promote good health standards. Government and civil societies are great players, who are supposed to ensure that there is a good legal framework that will observe the balance between the business economy and professional ethics. ...
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