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• To enable the student understand various issues in business ethics.
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
• To enable the students understand the importance of ethical practices in an organization.
• To enable the student understand the justification of the presence of even harmful businesses in
the industry.
Case:
Philip Morris (Pakistan) Limited an affiliate of Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI), is a public
listed company on the Karachi and Lahore Stock Exchanges. The principal activity of Philip
Morris (Pakistan) Limited is the manufacture and sale of cigarettes for Pakistan's domestic
market.
Philip Morris has market repute due to its famous brands which serve each category of tobacco
lovers. In this way it is not only generating revenues for its share holders but also providing job
opportunities to its employees and supply chain members. On the other side of the picture it is
affecting environment and tobacco use is creating cancer and other fatal diseases
Considering above situation you have to discuss:
1. What are the consequences to the environment and how could PHILLIP MORRIS (PAKISTAN)
Justify its presence in the industry? (10 Marks)

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company ko apne diffend m batana hy kya question kya hy thora explain kr do plz 

I think this question has two parts, first they ask about the consequences and afterwards we have to justify the company's presence?

Aslam o alaikum!

hmy to ye pta nain chl raha k question mein actually kia poocha gaya ha. plz koi to guide kry is assignment k leay....

ye koi tu bata dy akhir question m hy kya 
kya compny apne defend m argues dy 
kal last day hy plz share ur opnion about question plz 

waqi ye pta nain chl raha k hmy kis ki side lyni ha is assignment mein. koi to guide kro plz 

QUES has 2 part
1. What are the consequences to the environment

2. presence in the industry( mean wo com kis tra industry me rah skti hai...ap ko as k diffend me btna hai)

thanks bro vu_m.com+

i think humain is k harmful affect k bary btana ha r r dosry part main hum nay philip ki presence k baray btana ha k wo apny defend main kia kahta ha k uski ya company kis tarha beneficial b ha how do you think about ????

This assignment can be concluded be working on following these articles.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_point/1443062.stm

http://www.ethicapublishing.com/confronting/5CH9.pdf

thnx that really help F..

The life cycle of a cigarette takes a heavy toll on the environment from growing the tobacco plant to the disposal of butts and packaging. Although the ecological impacts of tobacco are overshadowed by its devastating effects on human health, they are nevertheless considerable and a cause for concern. Tobacco cultivation is responsible for biodiversity losses, land pollution through the use • of pesticides, as well as soil degradation, deforestation and water pollution.1 Tobacco plants consume nutrients at a higher rate than most crops.• Cigarette-manufacturing machines use up to four miles of paper an hour to roll and • package cigarettes. Cigarette butts are washed into rivers, lakes and the ocean where they are eaten by • birds, animals and fish. While the global share of agricultural land used for tobacco growing is less than 1%, its • impact on global deforestation is 2–4%, making a visible footprint for climate change.

Instructor's Reply:
Dear Student

In Pakistani culture mostly smoking/tobacco is seen as a social evil. Govt. also has different regulations regarding tobacco advertisements and has strict health policy. In such strict environments yet companies like Phillip Morris, must have the reasons for its existence the social purposes and social well being, it is serving beside the core business. You are to provide the ethical aspects and consequences of unethical aspects towards the environment. You also have to provide the ethical practices within the company due to which it is still operating its business in such strict environment.

Best of luck

Regards

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