This article looks at some of the legal issues raised by the bp oil spill, including options for businesses and individuals affected by the disaster, and the latest developments concerning sanctions against bp. But the bp oil spill raises genuine csr questions — it's very much a question of corporate, social, responsibility bp is in the business of finding oil, refining it, and selling the gas (and propane, etc) that results. Bp's history begins in the early 1900s, when british petroleum and amoco were formed in britain and the united states, respectively after merging in 1998, the company completed several purchases and sales, ultimately creating the bp present today.
Ethical issues is a major concern in the healthcare field because healthcare providers observe ethical issues every day and have to make ethical decisions advance directives are written documents that addressed an individual's medical care preferences. The ethics of a particular business can be diverse many business have gained a bad reputation just by being in business for example like the issue of oil companies polluting the environment and putting other peoples life in a health risk businesses are interested in making money and that is the bottom line. The oil spill in the gulf of mexico was an avoidable disaster caused in part by a series of cost-cutting decisions made by bp and its partners, the white house oil commission has concluded in a. 40 evaluation of bp's ethical dilemmas 6 41 evaluation of deepwater horizon next, from bp oil catastrophe, the oil spill in the gulf of mexico in 2010, arises the dilemma between the saving costs by unnecessary risk taken and meeting safety criteria in the terms of large number of fatalities on the platform rig.
Bp is appealing that fine, but bp's legal and ethical problems go back much further in alaska, bp first brought unwelcome attention to itself more than 20 years ago in the aftermath of the. British petroleum (bp) was founded in 1866 and is now among the largest distributors of oil and gasoline in the world, as well as the single largest in north america they operate in 28 countries worldwide, refining an average of 2,352 of barrels of oil per day. Published: tue, 17 jul 2018 referring few frequently use terms in business ethics as in, this report stressing on business ethics based on crane and matten in definition of business ethics, it is the study of business situation, activities, and decisions where issues of right and wrong are addressed. The dhsg's 60 university professors, accident investigators, petroleum engineers, social scientists, environmental advocates, and directors of research centers did go one step further, however, by directly linking mismanagement by the well's owner, british petroleum, with its drive for profit.
Within the normative ethical theories, the traditional theories of consequentialist 'utilitarianism' and the non-consequetialist 'ethics of duties' are exemplary theories to demonstrate the contrasting nature of business ethics and to identify whether bp acts as a an ethical mnc or a ethically vacant imposter. Bp continues to settle claims from business owners and residents who say they were harmed moral of the story in conclusion, this is a classic case example of why organizational decision making in crisis situations should be based on ethical principles such as accountability and responsibility. This raises important ethical questions about what certainly climate change issues of 3 responses to ethical questions surrounding the bp oil spill.
But what is lacking is the ethical content within bp's strategic environmental management system stakeholder theory would correctly identify the environment as a stakeholder but it provides no guidance regarding the ethics of how or what we ought to do in order to protect the environment. By abrahm lustgarten, propublica bp agreed to plead guilty today to charges of manslaughter, environmental crimes, and lying to congress in connection with the 2010 deepwater horizon drilling rig explosion, which killed 11 workers and sent as much as 200 million gallons of oil into the gulf of mexico. A closer look at bp's corporate culture and a number of accidents and spills in the past five years that have raised questions about its commitment to safety. Bp case and ethical issues in business bp case and ethical issues in business introduction the catastrophic event of oil spillage in gulf of mexico was a game changer event for british petroleum and business reconsideration for oil and gas industry in the april of 2010.
Safety, corporate responsibility kirk hanson over the thirty-five years i have been teaching business responsibility and ethics, there has been a new case about once every five years that defines again for us why business ethics and corporate responsibility need to be a constant concern. Ethical issues surrounding the bp oil spill by: angela higgins december 16, 2010 the bp oil spill which happened on april 20, 2010, was the largest offshore oil spill in us history releasing approximately 185 million gallons of crude oil into the gulf. One will monitor safety and the other ethics issues, the company said prior to the settlement, the only person facing charges so far in the case was former bp engineer kurt mix, who was arrested in texas in april on obstruction of justice charges. Ethical issues affecting the operations activities of bp bp operates globally as a system of internal control which operates from corporate governance the processes which are detailed bp claim to have the system put in place in their operating activities by abiding to the laws, risk management and environmental issues.
Bp oil spill & blue jean waste pollution due to the fact that mainstream companies, including those of bp and the gap, are not exhibiting any kind of corporate social responsibility in their professional endeavors, all of the positive things that these companies have done for american civilization are ignored, overlooked and downplayed. British petroleum (bp), an international leader in oil and gas industry was rated number one by accountability in csr communication and shortlisted for the acca award for sustainable reporting in. Bp was forced to defend its environmental policy yesterday after it admitted its own production of greenhouse gases increased last year the world's second biggest quoted oil producer, and britain's biggest company, produced more than 85m tonnes of greenhouse gases in 2004 up from 834m tonnes in. Bp's deepwater oil spill case study analysis - business ethics 1 group 9 the gulf coast and the bp oil spill business ethics case study 1.