M1. Assess How a Selected Business Could Improve Their Operations Ethically.

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There are many things Tesco’s can do to improve their operations ethically, which I am going to explain below how.

Tesco’s can differ the way they operate, by becoming greener They should show more keen interest and be environmentally conscious by having green policies, less packaging, recyclable bins for the public to use and charge for bags; encourage people to reuse their bags. Moreover all their stores should have sustainable environmental technology such as solar panels, to reduce the amount of electricity used (saving energy), which will reduce their carbon footprint too. Likewise they can join originations like “Friends of the Earth, Environmentalism and Green Peace” etc.

Create more jobs
Tax increase to 20% “the government hopes the rise in VAT will raise £13bn a year, but it is predicted to hit retail sales”. Due to this consumers are worried about job losses and how they will be able live their lives with all these cuts. But on the other hand “SUPERMARKETS led the way in announcing tens of thousands of new jobs at a growth summit hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street”. Furthermore “Tesco expects to hire another 9,000 staff, the Co-op 1,000 and Asda 15,000 retail apprenticeships”, which is very ethical. Moreover to be ethical, Tesco’s must deliver and create jobs for “9,000” people as stated. This will help people who are jobless, as well as who have lost their jobs and hopefully “lead to an increase in employment in the next five years”. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-1214541

Paying less to suppliers
Tesco’s are also paying less to suppliers which is very unethical and they need to make improvements to become more ethical. This concern has been raised by many different groups, as they feel “Tesco is paying low prices to suppliers in the UK in order to maximise its profits”. http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/news/article.h tml?in_article_id=320069&in_page _id=2#ixzz17t1YQdUx. They can improve and clear this concern and...
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