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Sustainia - Exploring the Sustainable Society of Tomorrow. The PLUS Decision Making Model. - Step 1: Define the problem PLUS - Step 2: Identify alternatives - Step 3: Evaluate the alternatives PLUS - Step 4: Make the decision - Step 5: Implement the decision - Step 6: Evaluate the decision PLUS Introduction The traditional decision making model taught in most ethics programs is beyond the reading comprehension level of an estimated 25% of the employee population.

The PLUS Decision Making Model

We need an alternative model capable of ensuring that the ethical issues inherent in routine business situations could be effectively surfaced while making the model easy to use by people who were functionally semi-illiterate. While developing this alternative model we kept two overriding conations in mind: Business ethics and corporate social responsibility - Anglo American. Anglo American is one of the world”s leading mining companies.

Business ethics and corporate social responsibility - Anglo American

It is a UK public limited company and operates on a global scale. Anglo American operates mainly in the primary sector of the world economy. This, as the name suggests, covers industries involved in the first stage of economic activity, such as mining and agriculture. Anglo American operates throughout the world. It has extensive operations in Africa, where 76% of its employees live. As a primary producer, Anglo American plays an important role in the world economy. Anglo American produces five main types of raw material.

Mining operations can have a big impact on the environment and on the societies where they work. Like all businesses, mining companies are under increasing scrutiny from pressure groups as well as the general public. This case study shows how Anglo American seeks to make ethical choices in its business practice. An Innovative Way To Recycle Electronics. Companies' conflict mineral reports are mixed as SEC deadline passes. While some US companies are racing to the wire to file their first ever conflict minerals reports, due to the US Securities and Exchange Commission today, those filed so far range greatly in clarity and detail.

Companies' conflict mineral reports are mixed as SEC deadline passes

Some tech giants that have taken a lead on this issue - such as Intel, HP and Apple - filed in-depth reports last week. Meanwhile others, including Herman Miller, Soda Stream, and Oracle, can best be described as vague. The SEC’s requirement offers a first glimpse into the often-murky backdrop of a company’s global supply chain, particularly of companies in the consumer technology and electronics industries. This first ever conflict minerals report has stirred up much controversy, panic and corporate consternation, particularly surrounding the daunting task and complexity of putting together a first conflict minerals report. To date, big players in consumer technology such as Microsoft, Amazon and Walmart have yet to file. (PHOTOS) Transforming Agbogbloshie: From Toxic E-Waste Dump Into Model Recycling Center. On October 9, Agbogbloshie, Ghana – one of the world’s largest e-waste dumpsites – got something new.

(PHOTOS) Transforming Agbogbloshie: From Toxic E-Waste Dump Into Model Recycling Center

The sense of excitement grew when residents saw a group of about a dozen men carrying a towering sign through town before planting it in the ground and raising it up in a Herculean effort, with six men on each side pushing and pulling. Press Release: Change and Hope Comes To Agbogbloshie - Pure Earth. Change and Hope Comes To Agbogbloshie: Africa’s Largest E-waste Dump Begins Transformation to Model Recycling Center October 22, 2014–A celebration marked the opening of the new e-waste recycling facility in Agbogbloshie, Accra, Ghana.

Press Release: Change and Hope Comes To Agbogbloshie - Pure Earth

Dignitaries, dancers, performing school children and a balloon archway stood out in sharp contrast in this sooty, trash-strewn landscape. This collaborative effort to transform Agbogbloshie from one of the world’s largest e-waste dumps into a model recycling center was launched on October 9, 2014 by Blacksmith Institute for a Pure Earth, a New York-based non-profit, with local partners Green Advocacy Ghana (GreenAd) and the Greater Accra Scrap Dealers Association (GASDA). The Ten Principles. Email Home / About Us / The Ten Principles The Ten Principles The UN Global Compact's ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption enjoy universal consensus and are derived from: The UN Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption: Human Rights Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

The Ten Principles

Labour. Conflict Free Sourcing Policy in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mobile & Technology Recycling. Easy and environmentally friendly way to dispose of used goods and raise money In the past 3 years in the UK over £300m has been donated to Charity through recycling We recycle mobile phones, electrical gadgets, printer cartridges and more!

Mobile & Technology Recycling

The UK dumps 7m tonnes more waste into landfill than any other country, according to the Local Government Association. Environment. The UN Global Compact’s environment principles are derived from the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development.


The three principles are: Corporate Environmental Responsibility The world is today facing unique and daunting environmental challenges. E-waste in Agbogbloshie, Ghana. Global Witness. Agbogbloshie - A First Visit. Although I had seen photos and videos from Agbogbloshie in Accra, and knew that it would be far from pleasant, nothing had prepared me for the utter devastation that you’re faced with when you experience the place in person.

Agbogbloshie - A First Visit

Last week, myself, another Partner West Africa Trustee, Chrissy and her daughter Holly visited Agbogbloshie. Agbogbloshie: the world's largest e-waste dump – in pictures. Making Ethical Decisions: Model. How gadget makers aren't helping our e-waste problem. Chances are high that you'll be getting or giving new electronics this holiday season: an iPhone upgrade for mum perhaps, or maybe a new Windows 8 ultrabook.

How gadget makers aren't helping our e-waste problem

Device upgrades have become increasingly frequent for many of us. Unfortunately, too many people give virtually no thought to what becomes of all these discarded gadgets. And neither are most device manufacturers. Some 41.5 million tons of electronic waste was generated in 2011, and that number is expected to rise to 93.5 million by 2016, according to the research firm MarketsandMarkets. Right now, 70 to 80 percent of all that old gadgetry goes straight to landfills. Oh sure, many companies have green initiatives. In the past, computers were designed to be relatively easy to disassemble, like HP'stowers and older versions of the Mac Mini.

As mobile gadgets exploded we became a culture that abandoned its gear regularly, on a massive scale. Could China's 'green fence' prompt a global recycling innovation? China sent shock waves through the global recycling market this year when it announced it would no longer be accepting poorly sorted or dirty shipments of recyclable waste from foreign exporters. It's estimated that more than 800,000 tonnes of recyclables or scrap have been rejected since February via Operation Green Fence, China's first major campaign to enforce its stringent waste quality legislation. This has caused chaos at some ports, where Chinese customs officials conducting rigorous checks have suspended the import licences of 247 companies.