The paper "Behaviours, Actions and Communications of Boeing" is a great example of a business case study. Boeing is one of the leading American multinational organizations that manufactures and sells aircraft, rockets, and satellites. With a majority of its profits generated from the sale of aircraft, Boeing serves more than half of the countries worldwide. With more than 85 billion dollars in revenues per year, the company has established itself as the largest aircraft manufacturing country in the world. After the invention of aeroplanes in the early 20th century, Boeing founded the company from a purchased shipyard and ever since, profits have soared.
Today the company employs more than one hundred and sixty thousand employees worldwide in their various subsidiaries. The five major divisions include Engineering Operations and Technology; Boeing shared Services, Engineering Operations and Technology, Boeing Commercial aeroplanes, and Boeing Defense Space and Security. As a multinational corporation, one of the company’ s major forms of corporate social responsibilities is the reduction of waste materials that pollute the environment. The airline industry is estimated to produce about 11 per cent of carbon emissions that contribute to global warming.
As such, a majority of the airline corporations have employed feasible measures designed to mitigate the effects of environmental pollution while ensuring that they remain not only operational but also profitable. The Case against Boeing Boeing has faced many environmental issues in regards to how they have impacted the environments in which they operate. One of the most recent environmental cases was the lawsuit filed against them by the residents of Algona, Washington. The lawsuit consisted of more than one hundred plaintiffs who have alleged that their groundwater has been contaminated, thus posing health issues.
The primary chemical of concern was the cancer-causing Trichloroethylene (TCE), a chemical that was used by the company to clean the aircraft parts a few decades ago. Though the site is far from the area of residence, extensive research revealed that TCE had managed to seep through the water supplies underground and found its way into the residential area, nearly a mile away. The lawsuit indicated not just health concerns, but also property damages. Some of the residents in the area stated that although there may not be sick, they are uncomfortable enough to avoid using their garden to plant food.
In a particular home, a man and his wife got cancer, and even though they know that it would be difficult to provide evidence, they believe that the polluted groundwater was the cause. In another household, a mother, who was party to the case, has taken two of her sick children to the hospital dozens of times. Doctors have performed several tests on their children but nothing conclusive was established. After thorough research in her neighbourhood, the mother realized that the water they consumed was actually contaminated.
Other residents who own homes for rent have discovered that people are moving out of the area to search for a safer environment. This has forced the homeowners to rent their properties t significantly lower prices. Other plaintiffs have thought about moving to new areas, but they have discovered that there was little possibility of selling the house since nobody would want to move to an environmentally hazardous area.
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