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Listen to the second part of the interview again and complete these extracts with exactly five words for each gap.

1What do they do?.........................................and they just get them to do simple tasks.

2 The bottom line is that these children......................................... who are living not only in poverty, but often in extreme poverty.

3 Companies must be responsible ethically and socially, but it's........ ................................Western companies that child labour exists.

4 I think it's a mix. But our Western markets are................................ .and higher and higher wages.

5 But I think it is very positive that we are at this point where many companies are........................... they are acting ethically or not.

6 New governments in Europe are........................................done in the past.

7 Let's be honest. There are an awful lot of well-known companies that..................................ethical but are producing unethically.

8 At the end of the day, it all comes down to................................

Complete these views on CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) with a suitable expression from the box.

the bottom line If I had to the time has come for Letís be two sides of the same coin pay lip service to face it

1 ............define CSR, I would say: the pursuit of profit is not enough; that companies need principles and that stakeholders want to see those principles in action.

2 ............honest, a decade ago few companies with social and environmental programme were unwilling to speak out for fear of being called hypocrites.

3 Let's............, ethics and responsibility are.............

4 I don't think companies can just............CSR and ignore what's happening around them without contributing to society.

5 I think........companies to adopt and embrace CSR because............is they know it's more likely to create wealth and shareholder value.

Look at the tips for managing meetings and writing up action points.

Listen to an extract from a problem-solving meeting discussing procedures for employing staff. What was on the agenda? Do you think the meeting was managed well and effective? Why (not)?

Tips for effective meetings and action points: PARTAKE

PARTicipants: choosing the right ones is the key to the success of any meeting. Make sure all participants can contribute and choose good decision-makers and problem-solvers. Try to keep the number of participants to a maximum of 12.

Agenda: check all meeting aims have been addressed; will you need a future meeting?

Key points and actions: summarise the who/what/when. Minutes should be short and concise and issued within 24 hours.

End by allocating ten minutes to review how you performed as a team: what were the positive/negative points, e.g. time-wasting, misunderstandings or conflicts?

 

Business ethics

Listen to the second part of the interview with Miguel Moran and compare your answers in Exercise — with his views. Use the following letters to record Miguel's views.



T = True F = False NS = Not stated

1 Multinationals don't employ child labour any more.

2 Companies that employ children before the age of 14 should also pay for their education.

3 Banning child labour in some countries may create extreme poverty.

4 The Western world shouldn't force its codes of conduct on other countries.

5 Ultimately, social responsibility is up to the state and not business people.

6 Very few international companies have unethical practices.


Date: 2016-01-14; view: 805


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