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Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility

Determine the effective approaches to ethics and recommend alternatives for a more sustainable outcome.

After consulting the website -
http://www.e-businessethics.com/NewBelgiumCases/NewBelgiumBrewingCase.pdf

I need a report recommending alternatives for a more sustainable outcome.

Address:
1. What environmental issues does the New Belgium Brewing Company need to address? To what extent has NBB taken a strategic approach to addressing these issues? Why do you think the company has chosen to focus on environmental issues?
2. Are New Belgium's social initiatives indicative of strategic philanthropy? Why or why not?
3. Some segments of society vigorously contend that companies that sell alcoholic beverages and tobacco products cannot be socially responsible organizations because of the nature of their primary products. Do you believe that New Belgium Brewing Company's actions and initiatives are
indicative of an ethical and socially responsible corporation? Why or why not?
4. What else could New Belgium do to foster ethical and responsible conduct?

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1. What environmental issues does the New Belgium Brewing Company need to address? To what extent has NBB taken a strategic approach to addressing these issues? Why do you think the company has chosen to focus on environmental issues?
New Belgium Brewing Company must address the following environmental issues. The packaging is a major cause of environmental impact. Even though the company reduces some amount of CO2 emissions, there is 6.6 pounds of emission for every 6-pack of micro-brew beer brand. Further, there is a loss of natural habitat to the extent of 2.5 square meters. New Belgium Brewing Company uses amber glass for packing beer. This is the worst packing material for the environment. It results in serious greenhouse effect. New Belgium Brewing Company should use steel cans as these are best for avoiding greenhouse effect. Alternately, New Belgium Brewing Company can use aluminum cans for packing of been and ensure that the aluminum cans are recycled. Even though New Belgium Brewing Company conserves water, there is an adverse effect on water supply. The harmful effect on water supply takes place because of fertilizers and pesticides applied during barley production.

New Belgium Brewing Company's strategic approach to addressing the environmental concerns have to an extent be able to address these concerns. New Belgium Brewing Company has used cutting edge environmental gadgets and high-tech industry improvements. Further, New Belgium Brewing Company has shown initiative in using energy saving alternatives to conducting its business and reducing the impact on the environment. New Belgium Brewing Company is also using waste reduction and recycling methods to lessen impact on environment. Moreover, New Belgium Brewing Company has used green building techniques.
The company has selected to focus on environmental issues so that the brand and the company is positioned as a socially responsible company. Traditionally, people perceive that a beer manufacturing company cannot do good to the society, on the other hand through its environmental initiatives, New Belgium Brewing Company seeks to position the company as a responsible ...

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