Gvm Exploration Limited

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Case: GVM Exploration Limited


Ethical Issues3
Ethical dilemma faced by the CC4
Ethical issue from GVMs Perspective5
Economic Responsibility5
Legal Responsibility5
Social Responsibility5
CSR Plans6
Conservation of Heritage6
Courses of Actions7
Filing for Injunction7
Do nothing – Let other companies resolve the issue7
Sub lease or outsourcing the project7
Our Recommendation8
Settle in private8
The Problem8
1st step of the solution – Better Communication8
2nd step of the solution – Start the Dovik Creek Project9 3rd step of the solution – Highlight benefits of Project and calm fears over destruction of the environment9 Conclusion10
Table 111
Table 212
Chart A13
Annex A14
Annex B15
Annex C – UCG (Underground Coal Gasification)17



To understand and analyses the ethical issues in this case, we first need a good understanding of the facts and problems of this case. The timeline below shows the flow of actions and activities for GVM Ltd and for the Grizzly Valley First Nations (GVFN) group.

Ethical Issues

a) Does the Central Council (CC) leader have the right to sell off local land resources without the consent of all those in the community? b) Should GVM proceed with the exploration project, with the knowledge that there is dispute within the GVFN group?

Ethical dilemma faced by the CC

To answer this issue our main arguments are based on whether or not the leader is the elected representative of the community? If so, then what rights does he hold as the leader and whether these rights extend to the sale of local land resources without communication of this sale? If he is not the elected representative, then the second question need not be answered. The underlying assumption in this scenario is that the contracts that the leader is entering into are for the benefit of the whole community and not for...
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