Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become an important part of business for many of today’s companies. Many times, however, its CSR efforts are overshadowed by publicized ethical dilemmas. Wal-Mart is a great example of this. They have a webpage devoted to their CSR efforts: Global Responsibility. (Links to an external site.) Wal-Mart also has a page devoted to Ethics & Integrity. (Links to an external site.) The other side of the Wal-Mart coin, however, contains a slew of ethical issues including claims about labor law, discrimination, etc.

Visit and evaluate both Wal-Mart webpages provided and summarize its efforts for CSR and ethics.

  • Do you feel the CSR/ethics strategies Wal-Mart employs benefit the community, or do you feel it is more of a ploy to make itself look better? Explain and support your conclusion.
  • How does Wal-Mart ensure equitably of CSR globally? Does Wal-Marts’ CSR violate foreign companies’ laws or ethics? Justify and support your response.

Write an essay of at least 250 words, double-spaced, with proper reference citation per current APA guidelines. Ensure you have a cover page, introduction, body, and conclusion for your essay.

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