6.2 Environmental and Ethical Issues

Can business have a conscience? Can business be a force for good in the world or will companies always prioritise making profit over people and the environment? We examine these dilemmas from the perspective of business in environmental and ethical issues. 

You may be asked question like this:

Past Paper Question Example 

Paper 1 (e) Do you think that large manufacturing businesses should be concerned about ethical issues such as child labour? Justify your answer                                                        [6]

6.2.1 Environmental concerns and ethical issues as both opportunities and constraints for businesses:

How business activity can impact on the environment 

Business Activity, like all human activity, has a massive impact on the environment.

Pollution from factories and the products  can pollute the air and water.

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