Claims to environmental friendliness & environmental statutes

Week 6 Discussions and Required Resources

Part 1 and Part 2 must be at least 150 – 200 words unless otherwise noted. Please read all attachments and follow all instructions.

Part 1: Claims to Environmental Friendliness

After reading The Seven Sins – http://sinsofgreenwashing.com/findings/the-seven-sins/index.html, discuss the tension between business’s interests in maximizing profits and the public’s interest in receiving complete, truthful, and non-misleading information about products that they purchase. From a business perspective, what are the dangers of greenwashing? If you were a marketing executive, would you have a policy against greenwashing? Why or why not?

Part 2: Environmental Statutes

Visit the Small Business Administration’s Environmental Regulations page – https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/manage-your-business/stay-legally-compliant and visit the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Laws & Regulations page – https://www.epa.gov/laws-regulations.

Identify one environmental law that is relevant to your past, current, or future employer. Apply that law to a business situation created by that employer. How does (or did) that employer maintain compliance with that statute? Do you believe that environmental regulations help or hinder business? Why, or why not?

Required Resources 

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Seaquist, G. (2012). Business law for managers [Electronic version]. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/

Please read the following chapters in: Business law for managers:

· Chapter 12: Introduction to UCC Article 3: Commercial Paper

· Chapter 13: Transfer and Negotiation of Commercial Paper and Rights of Holders

· Chapter 15: Banks, the Banking Process, and Electronic Transfers

· Chapter 16: Creditors and Debtors

· Chapter 17: Secured (Article 9) Transactions

· Chapter 18: Bankruptcy

· Chapter 19: Real and Personal Property

· Chapter 20: Intellectual Property

Article

The Sins of Greenwashing. (n.d.). The seven sins . Retrieved from http://sinsofgreenwashing.com/findings/the-seven-sins/index.html

Websites

Environmental Regulations | SBA.gov (n.d.). The U.S. Small Business Administration | SBA.gov. Retrieved from http://www.sba.gov/content/environmental-regulations 

Laws & Regulations (n.d.). U.S. EPA. Retrieved October 19, 2012, from www.epa.gov/lawsregs

Recommended Resources

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Business law for managers:

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Criminal Press Releases – 2012. (Links to an external site.) (n.d.). Criminal Enforcement. Retrieved October 19, 2012, from www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/cases/criminal/highlights/2012/index.html.

Supplemental Material

Greenwashing – the link below to an article that discusses Coca-Cola Company and allegations of greenwashing – http://www.ibtimes.com/coca-cola-company-ko-busted-greenwashing-plantbottle-marketing-exaggerated-environmental-benefits

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