Ethics, Corporate Resonsibility and Aramark

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This paper will explain the planning function of management in the culinary business, specifically Aramark a subcontractor for the Tucson Convention Center, which handles all the foodservice functions. Furthermore, this paper will describe the legal issues, ethics, and corporate social responsibility impact management planning has in this organization. Managers have to be aware of corporate social responsibility, legal and ethical issues when planning functions. Aramark commits itself to its corporate social responsibilities locally and nationally. The company states it in their business model and purpose that the relationships they build with the community and their employees keep Aramark busy. Aramark is a leader in professional services dedicated to excellence, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world; they develop and sustain their leadership position by engaging and supporting their most valuable asset; the competence, commitment and creativity of their employees. Fortune magazine ranked Aramark number one in its industry in its 2006 list of America's Most Admired Companies, which it consistently ranked since 1998 as one of the top three most admired companies in its industry as evaluated by peers and industry analysts. The company was also ranked first in its industry in the 2005 FORTUNE 500 survey. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Aramark has approximately 240,000 employees serving clients in 19 countries, (www.aramark.com).

Locally Aramark has a lot of corporate social responsibility mainly because it is a subcontractor of a community city building. Annually the commitment to community service Aramark and its customers make to these organizations are in the form of catering and cash donations for fundraisers through major fundraising drives to support several non-profit organizations,...
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