Topic: Case study
7) A big corporate house is engaged in manufacturing industrial chemicals on a large scale. It proposes to set upon the additional unit. Many states rejected its proposal due to the detrimental effect on the environment. But one state government acceded to the request and permitted the unit close to a city, brushing aside all opposition. The unit was set up 10 years ago and was in full swing till recently. The pollution caused by the industrial effluents was affecting the land, water and crops in the area. It was also causing serious health problems to human beings and animals. This gave rise to a series of agitation thousands of people took part, creating a law and order problem necessitating stern police action. Following the public outcry, the State government ordered the closure of the factory.
The closure of the factory resulted in the unemployment of not only those workers who were engaged in the factory but also those who were working in the ancillary units. It also very badly affected those industry which depended on the chemicals manufactured by it.
As a senior officer entrusted with the responsibility of handling these issues, how are you going to address it?(250 words)
Ethics by lexicon
Why this question:
The question intends to check the environmental ethics based on a case study analysis.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the issues involved in such an ethical dilemma faced by the responsible individual and discuss the different aspects of ethics involved.
Structure of the answer:
In a few introductory lines appreciate the case, discuss the nuances involved.
Such case studies can have multiple approaches, the best approach will be to ensure all the associated concerns in the situation, all the stakeholders involved are addressed and one can not be disappointed at the cost of the other. Thus one must provide for a balanced opinion with strong ethical backing and suggest solutions that are viable for all in the case.
Conclude with a fair and balanced opinion.