Archive for 'Environmental ethics'

10 Reasons Why You Must Improve the Environmental Performance of Your Business

Posted on18. Feb, 2009 by .

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Gareth Kane asked: 1. You are wasting money Between 2006 and 2008 I carried out simple half-day environmental health checks in 26 businesses ranging from catering through printing, engineering and construction to major pharmaceutical companies. I identified an average saving in waste, raw material, energy and water costs of £175,000 per annum, per company. And […]

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Christians And Environmental Ethics – A Strange Combination?

Posted on17. Feb, 2009 by .

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Gorazd Andrejc asked: You can find very different attitudes towards environment and global warming problem among Christians. There are of course Christians who simply do not care and do not see any real connection between their religion and the idea to save the planet. Religion is about saving humanity, spiritually speaking, not the planet, right? […]

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The Importance of Fair-trade and Ethical Products

Posted on12. Feb, 2009 by .

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Gen Wright asked: These days technology is rising quickly, and it still does because it makes people’s life easier. Nowadays the web is used to do pretty much anything, from finding basic to complex information, meeting new people and even buying and selling products. Not like the old day when people need to buy something […]

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Eco-friendly Credit Cards: Ethical Opportunity or Cash Cow for Banks?

Posted on10. Feb, 2009 by .

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Caroline Poynton asked: In a capitalist market seemingly obsessed with profit, the green bandwagon suddenly appears rather ironically overloaded with corporates. Whether it be big brand retailers, such as Tesco, or technology giants, such as BSkyB, business now seems intent on winning the hearts and pockets of the environmentally-conscious consumer. Financial-services firms are the latest […]

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Trends Impacting the Ethical and Sustainable Packaging Market

Posted on09. Feb, 2009 by .

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Bharat Book Bureau asked: Ethical product development is now a major issue in the industry, and this trend includes the use and promotion of sustainable packaging formats. Ethical packaging is being driven by consumer environmental concern, retailer pressure and the development and promotion of manufacturer CSR. Retailers and manufacturers must be seen to be contributing […]

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Do Your Products Reflect Ethical Values

Posted on18. Jan, 2009 by .

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Akhil Shahani asked: You have initiated a business of your own couple of years back, and the progress is in full swing. Consumers feel the products are awesome, and you are all set to expand your reach. And why not! But, just when you think you’re ready to take the next big leap, someone asks […]

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What is Ethical Shopping?

Posted on17. Jan, 2009 by .

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Davinos Greeno asked: But you can by shopping in an Ethical way. Put simply, this is buying things that are made ethically by companies that act ethically. Buying ethically means buying a brand or from a company which doesn’t exploit labour, animals or the environment. The way in which you can act as an ‘ethical […]

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The Great Green Clean: How to Make your Own Ethical Cleaning Products

Posted on17. Jan, 2009 by .

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Adam Singleton asked: The last time you dressed in yellow rubber gloves, the most stained and ratty t-shirt you owned, and possibly a face-mask, you probably weren’t heading out to a fancy dress party, or even leaving your home at all. You were cleaning it. But why all this protective attire to combat dirt, germs […]

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An Ethical Clothing Company Story

Posted on16. Jan, 2009 by .

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Davinos Greeno asked: It may sound like a talkative monkey, but Gossypium is something even stranger- a clothing company that puts farmers first. Their name comes from the Latin for cotton, and expresses their unexpected belief that the way clothes are made is as important as how they look. All their clothes are made from […]

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Turning Led into Gold: Ethics in the Jewelry Industry

Posted on25. Dec, 2008 by .

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Marc Choyt asked: “The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.” – Joseph Stalin “We’ve dodged the bullet,” is the consensus opinion of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, according to Frank Dallahan. “A job well done,” though, as the title of the opinion piece suggests, “The Gun Is Still […]

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Consumer 101 Ethical Investment

Posted on05. Dec, 2008 by .

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Indiann Davinos asked: Money Makes The Arms Go Round Do you give money to the arms trade or to industries destroying our environment? Most of us would be shocked and indignant if accused of doing this. But traditionally, when we invest we give up the right to decide where our money goes and our hard […]

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International Company and Ethics

Posted on04. Dec, 2008 by .

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Andrew Sandon asked: International Company and Ethics The issue of business ethics is engaging companies more and more – both domestically and internationally. This trend is accentuated by high-profile examples of breaches of accepted standards of ethical behavior. For example, the recent Enron case where inadequate checks and balances within the firm enabled unethical behavior […]

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