Challenges in the Business Environment

This Assignment has 2 Parts(don’t sweat it – it’s a FUN assignment!). Read below for details. 

As you have explored in this course, ongoing challenges in the business environment are mostly attributed to unethical business practices, failure to embrace technology advancements, and stiff competition among businesses. Imagine that you have been appointed as the Chief Compliance Officer of one of the below companies 

****you may choose the same company you chose for your 1st assignment, BUT the content MUST adhere to THIS assignment rubric/questions**** DO NOT use the same content for this assignment as you did for your first assignment, as your paper will be 1) flagged, 2) it will not meet the requirements for this assignment!!

You must prepare a presentation for your suppliers regarding your Supplier Code of Conduct.

BUS475 Company List 

Tesla

Wells Fargo 

Hilton Hotels

Coca-Cola

Progressive Insurance 

L’Oreal Personal Care Products

Uber 

Kroger’s Grocery

Nike

Northrop Grumman Corporation

 Facebook 

Starbucks

This assignment has two parts. You must submit both parts of the assignment to receive full credit.

PART 1) 

For the first part, As an alternative to the video, you may submit a one to three (1-3) page memo that details what you would say in such a presentation following the same prompts as the video assignment below.

Part 1: Video Presentation OR Paper Requirements
Prepare and present a video that is a maximum of two to four (2-4) minutes OR write a one to three (1-3) page memo in which you:

1.   List specific aspects & parts of your company’s Supplier Code of Conduct, and any changes that you have made in recent years. 

2.   In your own words, explain how each aspect of your Supplier Code of Conduct is committed to ethical business practices and society social responsibility. 

If you choose the written paper instead of the video, your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow our Strayer school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, your name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the rubric.

PART 2)

For the second part of the assignment, you will create a presentation using PowerPoint (or other equivalent software) summarizing the important aspects  and explanations regarding the supplier code of conduct that you communicated in your video/paper presentation to email to the suppliers after the meeting for future reference. The specific points to cover are listed below.

Note: If you are using a tablet or smartphone you will need to email the video file to yourself, then save it to a computer in order to upload to Blackboard. You may want to upload your video to a file sharing service, such as Dropbox, if your email will not let you send a large video file. Dropbox is accessible from all smartphones and tablets from the Dropbox app.

Once you are ready to upload your video to Blackboard, view the Kaltura video tutorial found in your online course shell (Week 9). Please use the following naming convention in the popup window for your video once it is finished uploading:

Title: Your First Name, Your Last Name “Challenges in the Business Environment”
Tags: BUS475, Business Environment
Description: First Name, Last Name “ BUS475 Assignment 2 (Date Uploaded ex. 1-14-2018)

Part 2: PowerPoint Presentation
Create a four to six (4-6) slide PowerPoint presentation in which you:

1.     Summarize your chosen company’s Supplier Code of Conduct information.

2.     Discuss your company’ s stance on each of the following areas:

a.    Empowering Workers

b.   Labor and Human Rights

c.      Health and Safety

d.     The Environment

e.      Accountability

3.    Identify the key ways that your company’s Code of Conduct has changed in recent years (i.e. have there been any improvements made).

4.     Examine the manner in which your company’s Supplier Code of Conduct helps the organization operate as a socially responsible organization.

5.     Provide detailed speaker notes of what you would say if you were delivering the presentation.

6.     Submit a reference page with at least two (2) quality references from the past 2 years that you have used for this presentation / paper. Note: Wikipedia and other websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the rubric.

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