What are the potential ethical issues faced by ACME Corp?
The potential ethical issues faced by ACME group, is linked to the fact that Frank as a salesman is offering bribes to Otis of Thermocare to secure sales. There is no doubt that there could be a problem if Thermocare becomes aware of these practices. At no point in time should the purchase of products be justified with what can be gained personally it however should be justified with quality of products and price structures. If Acme is competitive in their offerings then there wouldn’t be an issue with these kickbacks however, if kickbacks is against ACME’s code of ethics then this can be seen as an ethical issue. If on the other hand Thermocare has better options in terms of suppliers and Otis is only choosing ACME for the benefits that he can derive, then this becomes an ethical issue.
What should ACME do if there is a desire to make ethics a part of its core organizational values?
Any business practice which has to be performed in secret should not be tolerated. The management of ACME therefore should set the standard for the employees to follow. From Amber’s conduct it can be seen that she’s far from...