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Business and Environment Ethics Do businesses really have any obligations to the environment is the question inquired here According to the Biocentric view yes businesses do have obligations and I am going to defend that view because according to me there are not only humans that are important in this eco-system and Homocentric view is contrary to my believes The Freon Products Division is a part of DuPont Company They produce chlorofluorocarbons also known as CFCs In the past years hard evidence has accumulated proving that CFCs contribute to ozone depletion which leads to increased levels of radiation reaching earths surface thus causing increase in skin cancer rates and damage to crops and fisheries CFCs are used in many industries to produce coolants in refrigeration systems foams solvents cleaning agents and propellant in aerosol containers It is known as chemically stable low in toxicity and nonflammable The down side is that CFCs do not really have an identical substitute and finding a sub Is very costly if indeed CFCs are harmful to the environment the Freon Products Division will have to face this fact In 1987 for DuPont Freon Products Division 600 million in revenue was from 50 million pounds of CFC production This was only 2 of the total revenue The challenge Joe Glas director of FREON PRODUCT DIVISION Freon Products Division faces is that there are new regulations on the production of CFCs and he has to decide whether to do nothing take an active role in supportopposition of controls or cut production The point of pressure is that FREON PRODUCT DIVISIONs political strategy is If we cant make it safely we wont make it at all Meaning the company will comply with government regulations and their own standards This made me recall what Hoffman said sometimes doing right isnt good for the business Yes CFCs caused harm to the environment but cutting production and bagging CFCs would mean
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