I. Abstract 5
II. The Stakeholders 6
III. Analysis of PharmaCARE’s Treatment toward Colberia, Africa 7
IV. Memorandum of Understanding Dismissal Legalities 8
IV a. Memorandum for Record of Ethical Stand 10
V. Whistle Blower Opportunities, Obligations, Protections, Benefits 11
VI. PharmaCARE and Environmental Stewardship 12
VII. The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) 13
VIII. References 17
Workplace ethics are definable differently according to who you or the leader really are. Who you really are is definable according to your character. Character is definable by the controls you or a leader exercises. When a company or one or more of its leaders chooses to do what is right on the surface that hides the corruption underneath, well, that begins the masquerade. It does not surprise anyone who has been on the inside of management within a major corporation; extreme measures to violate laws and hide illegal activity are commonplace. Good solid management can deal positively with issues and side with what is the right avenue for success. Workplace ethics displayed on the “outside”, will eventually become obvious, and display the corruption at heart. Healthy workplace ethics have at the helm healthy leadership that enables all players to gain, its leaders, followers, and the organization. Corporate leadership has a responsibility to uphold the truth held at inception of the lesser company. What that comes down to is doing the right thing even when a more attractive alternative, a known wrong, comes along. Every company’s initiatives have at their root existence a desire to generate profits, this can influence a leader’s decision-making to cut costs or increase revenues. What makes this process unethical is the impact that profitability imposes onto other human beings who have stakes in the usage and viability of the corporation. These human beings enjoy a relationship kin to one another; they are the direct and indirect customers that create a whole. Who are the stakeholders in this PharmaCARE matter of ethics and corporate responsibility in the workplace and the world? They are the employees, the company executives; up and down the chain, and the suppliers. They are the government for the people of Colberia, Africa, and they are you and I.
To Whom Does “YOUR” in the Slogan We CARE about…health®…world® Refer To Typically, an employee may subconsciously exclude him or herself from consumer status with regard to the product or service employed to provide. We all tend to think we are good, well intended, ethical-minded, and would never intentionally provide something or engage in an activity that might bring either harm to another human, in the short or long run of events. PharmaCARE likewise enjoyed a reputation as a caring, ethical, and well-run company that produced high-quality products that saved millions of lives and enhanced the quality of life for millions of others. The company did so with well-intended motives, initially. There were many truths in their slogan We CARE about YOUR health®, about YOUR world®.
The Stakeholders The low-income consumer getting free and discounted drugs can wear the label “YOUR” referenced in the slogan, especially senior citizens on fixed incomes—not having to calculate cost of pharmaceuticals into their budget, the mothers with children eligible for Medicaid, “YOUR” cost is zero as well. There are other negative gains interest-earning stakeholders; the many hated caregivers, and the reputation of those medical entities having vouched for PharmaCARE’s product authenticity. The national, federal, and state, food and drug-administering units that perform examinations held liable to promote only the good, and assure