2000 words (excluding Reference list) Address each article separately, with no common introduction or conclusion Assessment Details: Please choose TWO media articles (from a newspaper or magazine...

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2000 words
2000 words (excluding Reference list)
Address each article separately, with no common introduction or conclusion
Assessment Details:
Please choose TWO media articles (from a newspaper or magazine article, or internet article) published after 1 June 2020. Each article must be at least 200 words in length and should NOT academic journal articles. The url of the article must be mentioned at the reference.
The articles must have issues of a business ethics nature, such as immoral behaviour by an individual or organisation, or other issues that have been covered in the Subject materials.
For each article, write 1000 words to:
·       Present the title, media source, URL and date of the article.
·       Provide an overview of the article contents and the identified ethical issues. (start with Topics 4 and 5).
·       Analyse ONE issue with theories presented in the Subject materials to discuss why the event occurred, factors which contributed and the consequences. (start with Topics 3, 6 and 7).
·       Describe the stakeholders impacted now and in the future by the issue. Focus on positive and negative impacts. (start with Topic 2).
·       Make sure your recommendations are realistic and practical to resolve the issue you have identified.
·       Please use the template provided on Canvas assignment page.
·       One Reference list is required, to support your citations for both articles.
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Answer To: 2000 words (excluding Reference list) Address each article separately, with no common introduction...

Asif answered on May 02 2021
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Media Articles Folio
Table of Contents
Topic 4 - Big chocolate companies are accused of child exploitation    3
Topic 5 - Gender discrimination in terms of undervaluation and career growth opportunities    6
Reference list    9
Topic 4 – Big chocolate companies are accused of child exploitation
Introduction
Link - https:
www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/fe
12/mars-nestle-and-hershey-to-face-landmark-child-slavery-lawsuit-in-
us
The cu
ent report is intended to discuss one newspaper article regarding immoral or unethical behaviour of the business organisations. The cu
ent report has focused on different big chocolate companies such as Mondelēz, Hershey, Olam, Mars, Ba
y Callebaut, Cargill and Nestlé. The agency of human rights IRA has initiated legal action against the organisations for child exploitation. The detail of the cu
ent article is analysed in the below segments.
Overview of the article
The article has mentioned the legal charges against all the above-mentioned organisations regarding abetting and aiding illegal enslavement of huge numbers of children in supply chain of cocoa firms (Ukwayi, Angioha and Aniah, 2019). IRA has launched the compliant on behalf of few child slaves who were employed forcefully on cocoa factories and plantation without pay in the different countries of West Africa According to IRA, the management of the companies was completely aware of the risks of child exploitation in terms of very low-valuation work, low amounts of payments or forceful employment without paying the wages. However, the company has failed to address these issues rather than avoid them. It has also alleged that these companies still have not applied any such efficient automated identification and detection scenario in order to appropriately monitor the risk of child exploitation with the assistance of other channels. Due to this inefficiency, the company has not been able to identify any potential child exploitation related activities on the accounts of the suppliers. The company has also failed to deal with these issues with the suppliers as well. The review system of the companies was inefficient to initiate checks of due diligence in terms of managing, mitigating, and identifying the known risk of child exploitation.
Identification of ethical issues
If a company identifies that children are included in the production of operational process of any of its partner’s or client’s business activities, the company must initiate a quick action in order to provide appropriate protections to the involved children. The responsible authorities of the organisation also ensure the quick transition of the children from the cu
ent scenario to the high-quality education process (Caruana et al., 2021). Apart from this, the company also needs to generate commitment from the business partner or customers that the company will not be involved in child exploitation in future and not recruit any child in any kind of job role of the company. The big companies have failed to address the child exploitation issues properly with the client although the company management was completely aware of the activities of the client regarding risk related to child exploitation.
Discussion on related theory
Utilitarianism theory can be discussed in the context of the cu
ent article. This theory identifies the wrong or right activities by prioritising the outcome of the event. As per Utilitarianism theory, the most efficient ethical choice can be the one that demonstrates the greatest good for the wider number (Friesl, Ga
eau and Heracleous, 2019). The evaluation process of the Utilitarianism theory is based on the outcomes or consequences of the action such as costs or net benefit to all kinds of organisational stakeholders. The prime objective of the Utilitarianism theory is to reduce the level of sufferings and produce a lower level of harm.
Negative and positive impact on the stakeholders
Positive impact
The company utilises child labours in order to reduce the cost of direct labour. Through the cost-savings, the company can generate a huge amount of profit and increase the scope of stable earning. The stakeholders of the organization also can be benefited from the high amount of profit as well.
Negative impact
The utilisation of child labour in the operational manufacturing process decreases the moral standard...
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