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    Eweje, G., & Wu, M. (2010). Corporate response to an ethical incident: The case of an energy company in New Zealand.

    Using the Folole Muliaga case study provided in Bridgeman (2010) and Eweje and Wu (2010), evaluate alternative actions and consequences to Mercury Energy. In your paper, be certain to specifically address the following:

    •Briefly summarize the Folole Muliaga scenario
    •Assess the consequences/outcome
    •Determine if what Mercury Energy did was illegal
    •Are you in agreement with the police and coroner decisions? Why or why not?
    •What reforms/guidelines were adopted as a result of this tragedy?

    Support your paper with a minimum of five (5) scholarly resources in addition to required resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.

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    The response addresses the query posted in 1201 words with APA references
    //Corporate social responsibility is attaining high importance in the business and every company has to adopt it to achieve success by fulfilling the social needs. In this context, in the following discussion, the case of Folole Muliaga's death due to power cut by the electricity company (Mercury Energy) has been discussed.//
    Brief Summary
    Folole Muliaga was 44 years old lady suffering from disease related to heart and lungs since the year 2000 (Eweje & Wu, 2010). The health problems were so severe that the lady was dependent on the oxygen machine to breathe and survive. The oxygen machine was very critical for her survival and to operate the oxygen machine, electricity was needed. Mercury Energy is an electricity company operating in New Zealand, which was supplying electricity to the house of the lady. On 29 May 2007, the electricity company stopped the supply of electricity to her house because of non-payment of the electricity bills on time. The electricity cut interrupted the oxygen machine, and due to machine interruptions, the lady could not breathe properly and died. The action of the electricity company to cut the supply of electricity became a debatable issue. The electricity company was sued upon by the family members alleging that the power cut was the main reason, which led to the lady's death (Eweje & Wu, 2010).
    Consequences or Outcome
    Folole Muliaga died due to the power cut by the electricity company and resulted in legal actions against the company. The family members alleged the electricity company for the death of the lady. The company was brought into questions by the media and others on the grounds of the corporate social responsibilities (Eweje & Wu, 2010). The executives of the company were asked to clarify their position with regards to the moral duties of the company in such circumstances. As a result of this incident, the ...

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    Corporate response to an ethical incident is examined. The response addresses the query posted in 1201 words with APA references.