Before Monsanto became the face of industrial agriculture, it courted controversy in other ways — namely, as a chemical company. Founded in 1901, Monsanto was one of a handful of companies that produced Agent Orange, and its main poison, Dioxin. It sold DDT, PCBs, the controversial dairy cow hormone, rBGH, and the cancer-linked Aspartame sweetener.
Royal Dutch/Shell was the result of a merger in 1907 between the British-based Shell Transport and Trading Company, which pioneered the use of seagoing oil tankers and the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company, which made its fortune developing new oil fields in Borneo and Sumatra.
Unethical behavior of Tesco plc. The environmental campaign group believed the way the UK’s biggest supermarket chain operates is damaging local communities, smaller retailers, suppliers and ultimately consumers. A briefing from the pressure group calls for action in a number of areas to restrain Tesco and the other major supermarkets.
The company confirmed that it had received a subpoena from Eric Schneidermann, the New York attorney general, for financial records, email and other documents related to climate change. Peabody Energy, the world’s biggest private coal company, is also under investigation, the legal sources confirmed.
(Wal-Mart to Pay More Than $11.7 Million to Settle EEOC Sex Discrimination Suit, 2013) The amounts of unethical business practices that are evolving throughout the years regarding Wal-Mart really does amaze me; how a business can be so disrespectful to their employees and still be the leading retailer in the world, and have millions of consumers.
Primark- Ethical or Unethical? What is Primark & what are their aims? Primark is a popular clothing and homeware brand. Their key business goal is to provide what they feel the public needs in a 'good quality, low price' way. What are ethics? Ethics are basically moral guidelines that determine the decisions made in a company.