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Evaluate the environmental impact of Companies

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  • Submitted: 05/02/2009
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GCSE Business, Companies and Organisation, Activity

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Evaluate the environmental impact of business A in comparison to business B

In this assignment, I will research and evaluate the environmental policies and ethicality of the following companies: Microsoft and Nokia. I will look at the positive and negative externalities of each company which is the consequences of the company's activities experienced by a third party. These may include factors such as pollution and air miles. Environmental legislation is laws to control the impact businesses have on the environment. Under the Kyoto Protocol (See Appendix), for example, industrialised countries agreed to reduce the Greenhouse Gas emissions. In the UK, Defra is the government department responsible for environmental protection. From this investigation I will come to a conclusion as regarding to the environmental impact of each company.

Nokia Corporation is a multinational communications corporation focused on wireless and wired telecommunications. It is the world's largest manufacturer of mobile telephones.

Microsoft Corporation is a multinational computer technology corporation that concentrates on the development, manufacture, licensing and support for a wide range of softwares for computing devices.

On the Guide to Greener Electronics produced by Greenpeace (See Appendix 1) which

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