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Upon completion of watching the documentary The Corporation, I found it to be very educational and informative. It has raised a lot of elements which has to do with my Corporate Social Responsibility subject.

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Reflective Report Upon completion of watching the documentary 'The Corporation', I found it to be very educational and informative. It has raised a lot of elements which has to do with my Corporate Social Responsibility subject. It was an experience worthwhile and definitely interesting to be enlightened with much exploitation that corporations have been plaguing the world so far. I personally would never have known of these exploitations if I had not watched this documentary. What intrigued in me most was when the documentary touched the topic on the behaviour and attitude of Corporations itself. Corporate crime was hot in 1990's and these corporate criminals were off the hook. The pervasiveness of corporate crime back then were frequent and maybe due to the fact that there was not enough sanctions and punishments in place to handle the corporations or act as a deterrent. These are just the jist of the many pointers shown in the documentary. ...read more.

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The video showed that corporations do not care about the environment as they seem to only care about profits. Anything is possible for them because to the corporation, as long as the ends justify the means, the corporation will keep making profits and keep reaping the rewards in monetary terms. Take the case of the era soon after the Industrialization period, massive waste and tons of wastage landfill were produced and no strict guidelines or rules were implemented yet. This allowed pollution to occur in the open. Secondly, the 'human' element caught my attention. Corporations, supposedly open up job opportunities for everyone, however, as I watched the documentary, it's clear that corporations only care about profits. The corporation would do anything for a quick buck such as the case example seen in the scene where they previewed the office of the National Labour Committee in New York City. Labour exploitations by corporations went as far as demeaning their workers in El Salvador, paying them a mere $0.78 for every jacket they made while it retailed for a whooping sum of $178.00. ...read more.

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This shows that corporations do not know where to draw the line but instead, they are willing to lie, cheat and deceive the public or any bodies in any way possible, to reach their goals. The goals here simply mean their big buck profits. Ethics are thrown out of the way to give in to profiting and monetary temptation. This is evident when the corporation were willing to bribe their employees to give a false statement regarding Posilac, even when the truth is out, in order to save their corporation namesake. To conclude this report, I personally feel that corporations today have definitely made a change towards the positive. Though it cannot be denied that there are still some bad practices within corporations, stricter guidelines and newer implemented laws have played a part in setting the corporations in line, although much more improvements can be made. ?? ?? ?? ?? 09015921 MAN20057 - Corporate Social Responsibility Total Words: 803 ...read more.

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