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Technology & Sustainability Issues: Anglo-American Case Study

1. This case was written as a promotional piece to specifically show Anglo American in a favorable light. Conduct a research of the company for an objective view and summarize here.

2. Evaluate how technology, product, and process developments enable a large company like Anglo American to be sustainable, or not.

3. Human rights are an important consideration in many facets of the mining industry. Assume you are part of the ethics committee for research and development. Discuss the various stakeholder groups and your concerns with each as they relate to human rights and technology in the mining industry.

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1. This case was written as a promotional piece to specifically show Anglo American in a favorable light. Conduct a research of the company for an objective view and summarize here.

Try and identifying the negative and positive are of a company's operations for a sufficient summarization to actual dealings of a business entity. For instance, the Anglo American cases study outlines a great promotional framework to vast operations that spans around the globe with adequate resources to managing demand. However, the more diversify a company the increase amount of discrepancies to the positive promotional piece being submitted. In the case of Anglo American, according to Summa (1998), the complex organization has created a multinational pillar that most fortune 500 companies are merged into one, i.e. Ford's South African and Amcar Facilities. Thus, the onset of conflicting views to the actual mission of operations within the targeted marketplace. Some core elements to the apparatus mechanism of Anglo American entail:

a. Intense diversification that enforces a framework of interconnected subsidiaries and companies that create a strong hold on the overall targeted marketplace.

b. The labor issues dealing with cheap or repressive services of apartheid security within South Africa (Summa 1998).

c. The contractual agreements of dealings between other industries that impart performing unethical activities.

Aim in using the promotional case study as the positive attributes outlined for Anglo American, while, the analysis by Summa (1998) and other sources outline a more negative side to the global business enterprise. Companies are prone to challenges that entails making deals that might not meet the ethical metrics in some areas but serve well in others, thus, the contrast usually takes hold as the company expands. Thus, ...

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The expert evaluates how technology, products and process developments enable a large company like Anglo American to be sustainable or not.

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