Prior to beginning your discussion response, read Managing for Organizational Integrity (Links to an external site.). In the article, Paine (1994) described scenarios of various organizations. Choose one of the ethics topics: integrity as a governing ethic, emphasizing core values, building shared aspirations, or defining right action.
Summarize the information shared in the article for your chosen topic.
Describe how the ethics topic could be incorporated into your organization or an organization that you are familiar with.
western world has over the past half century has seen a shift in its traditional cultural values and towards a society of ‘consumer culture’ to an extent that consumption can provide a person with meaning, purpose, and help improve their social standing and identity (Carlisle and Hanlon, 2007). While the link between increased consumerism and an increase in overall happiness is becoming less and less relevant (DeLeire and Kalil, 2010) this mentality has caused consumption levels and therefore the amount of waste produced to increase unsustainably over recent years (Singh et al., 2014). In light of the rise in consumerism, pressures on the earth’s resources has become critical, and as famously quoted by the WWF (2007); “If all the world’s citizens lived as Europeans, we would need more than two and a half planets to provide the necessary resources, absorb our wastes, and leave some capacity for wild species”. The exceeding of these ‘planetary thresholds’ that when surpassed can be irreversible and place the life of humanity itself at risk (Steffen et al., 2015), and thus has set an emphasis on finding a solution to the problem. Recycling has been seen as one of the most important actions currently available to reduce the impacts of unsustainable consumption (Hopewell, Dvorak and Kosior, 2009) in many countries. The UK had previously faced a massive task in tackling its recycling problems where as recently as the year 2000 over 79% of its waste had been sent to landfill, and in turn set out a Waste strategy programme of which it aimed to recycle 33% of its waste by 2015 (Barr, 2007). This plan however is an example of a government project being successful by seeing the UK make a dramatic improvement in its recycling practises by almost doubling these rates since 2004, sitting in 6th place for recycling levels in Europe, recycling 40% of its waste (Eurostat, 2016).>GET ANSWER