Essays on Mnis Should not Cnsidr umn Rights Imt Outside Their Orgnistinl Bundris Case Study

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  The paper 'Соmраniеs Should not Cоnsidеr Нumаn Rights’ Imрасt Outside Their Orgаnisаtiоnаl Bоundаriеs 'is a great example of a Management Case Study. With the aspect of globalization, it can be observed that companies tend to have a big impact on the people well being all over the globe. In respect to this, human rights play an essential role when it comes to the understanding of the impacts and it offers guidance on how sustainable markets and society’ s needs to be built. Human rights outline that equal rights, as well as freedom, should be given to everyone regardless of their sex, color, religion, language, or political affiliations.

The UN declaration in relation to human rights states that every human being is born free and should be equal in terms of rights and dignity. This means that all human is gifted with a conscience and a reason and therefore they need to cat towards each other with a spirit of unity. Human rights have for a long period of time being violated and that is the reason why some people and companies feel that companies should not in any way consider the human rights impacts outside their organizational boundaries when they are making their business decisions.

In this spirit, the great numbers of concerns that have been raised concerning human rights abuses are immeasurable. This assumption and argument seem to be wrong and companies need to consider human rights impacts outside their organizational boundaries and more so when it comes to making their business decisions. This essay, therefore, sets out to dispute and argue against the argument that companies feel that companies should not in any way consider human rights impacts outside their organizational boundaries when they are making their business decisions. Discussion In history, the protection and adherence to human rights were considered a responsibility that the government had to fulfill as opposed to the businesses (Business & Human Rights Initiative 2010).

This was based on the notion that international law rarely imposed human rights obligations on the companies. Irrespective of this, the UDHR states that every individual and organs of the society shall always strive to teach and educate with the aim of protecting an individual’ s freedoms and rights.

In this respect, companies are viewed as essential organs in society, and thus they have a role to play in relation to human rights (CGMA 2016). The human rights agenda has been incorporated in the business through frameworks and concepts such as the triple P (profit, planet, and people), CSR (Corporate social responsibility), and sustainability. Based on the social aspect the issues considered under it are related to employee engagements, labor rights, and charitable contributions. For those organizations that operate on a global sphere, human rights are over time becoming a concept that companies are expected to address at all means and against which they are measured against when it comes to investors indices as well as in the civil society reports.

Therefore, organizations and their stakeholders are therefore using human rights as a normative framework for the social aspects of sustainability (Jackson 2006). This further shows a major reason as to why consider human rights impacts outside their organizational boundaries when they are making their business decisions.

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Business & Human Rights Initiative 2010, How to Do Business with Respect for Human Rights: A Guidance Tool for Companies, The Hague, Global Compact Network Netherlands.

Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) 2016, Business and Human Rights: Evolution and Acceptance, viewed 24 March 2017, https://www.cgma.org/Resources/Reports/DownloadableDocuments/Business-and-human-rights-Evolution-and-acceptance.pdf

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