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Unethical Practices

Unethical Practices

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A Report on Unethical Practices in Industries.

(Letters K and L)

Submitted to: Prof. Cyrus M. Gonda

Avesh Africawala Deepak Nainani Ebrar Shaikh Geetanjali Thorbole Hardik Dedhia Irfan Ansari Mahmood Siddiqui 51 29 20 36 48 61 83 .Group Members: Names Roll Nos.

commissions. sales activities are driven by short-term contingencies—bonuses. is almost never rewarded financially. . pressures unique to sales can produce less-than-honorable actions. Unfortunately. and numbers on sales charts. Far too often. Such pressures may sometimes throw the salespersons into situations which may pose ethical questions. regardless of the reason.Sectors with letter ‘K’ • KIRANAS • KPO’S • KINDERGARDENS Sectors with letter ‘L’ • LOGISTICS • LEATHER INDUSTRY • LIQUOR INDUSTRY Unethical Practices in kiranas Introduction One area where such misconducts can very well be a part of business is the sales function. Not making the sale.

Faulty weighing machines. its product qualities. such kiranas. .Kiranas is an important function of our daily life. False kirana practices are not tolerated in most places. 2. Kirana owners are deceptive in the use of false or misleading scales in Just like in many other industries. place of availability of its products. Kiranas is a typical nukkad shop from where we buy our daily essentials. unethical activities have found their way inside kiranas industry also. more often to more people leads to unethical activities. However. 4. as: 1. and pressure to sell more . kirana owners still find ways to deceive consumers in ways that are not legal. As kirana owners has the potential to persuade people into buying things that they might otherwise avoid. 3. and non standardized weights.

Eg: .This is a traditional weighing scale which does not have similar plates on both the sides. Purely a case of faulty weighing scales 5. Using alternatives and similarly packaged products: kiranas perform another unethical activity that. I would like to share here is the use of alternatives and similarly packaged products to confuse and misguide the consumer decisions about the product he or she is buying. and the weights kept are not standardized.

technology and labour availability.end areas of specialization that were earlier not considered for outsourcing are now being outsourced and are being handled by KPOs. Factors like cost. etc force organizations to outsource their high. political stability. . India has become a major KPO player in the world. Indian economy.end work. Indian KPO sector has many opportunities for SMEs. accomplishing their selfish motives of profiteering Unethical Practices in KPO’S Introduction Knowledge Processing Outsourcing is an emerging sector and is growing at a very rapid rate. Many high. the education system.Hence. technology.

Let's get to know KPOs in detail. Hoax calls to customers 2. Breach of security( theft of passwords . SWOT Analysis Strengths Weaknesses • Immoral and unethical practices related to handling of crucial data • Rising wages • • • • • • • Large talented pool Quality IT training Low labour costs Success of BPOs • The inability to uniformly develop and provide infrastructural requirements as real estate prices Good knowledge of project management are rising in major cities. skills Supportive government policies Many new areas of specialization are being covered making KPO spreading its wings • Inadequate Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) protection regime in India • Billing rates are higher as compared to billing sector rates in BPOs • Consideration to quality standards like ISO 900x and Six Sigma • Billing rates are lower as compared to billing rates in other countries Opportunities Threats • • Increasing domain expertise More areas of specialization can be added to KPOs • • Non retention of talent Expected labour supply gap as jobs grow faster than the workforce. • Ample opportunities for SMEs Example of KPO with Unethical Practices Infosys.communication skills and qualified workforce altogether make India an excellent location for KPOs. 1. KPO industry has a bright future.cvv numbersetc. Making fake performance reports for better performance incentives .) 3.

Mumbai. leaving without serving notice period 5. I’d like to warn about the sexual harassment which is at peak in KPO industry. I am from India. then think again! IBM Daksh is not the place for you at all! IBM Daksh has extremely bad polices of shuffling its employees from one process to another within matter of seconds without giving any time for its employee to think of and if one ignores to shift to another process. We all love to eat and some .4. Dependence on drugs in order to ease out work pressure 6."Extremely WORSE Company" to Join!!!! Hello All! My name is Apoorva M. IBM Daksh’s Process facts revealed: BEWARE! If you are a kind of candidate who looks for a particular work and selected process to work with in line with what you used to work with your last company. I don’t like sharing this but since this is reaching to a matured audience. birthday parties. Sheth. Higher attrition rates (absconding) . they are asked to quit . I would like to share few horrible facts I faced during my short term tenure with this so called company known as IBM Daksh. Unethical practices Kitchen Appliances Introduction: As we all know that kitchen is the busiest room when it comes in terms of parties. Uninformed shuffling of employees across the processes IBM Daksh . Today. small gatherings.

With little amount of adjustment & planning one can make cooking as an enjoyable activity. Unethical Practices in this industry are as follows: 1. Not every brand sold in the market is ISI approved 2. Sometimes fake ISI mark is labeled on non standardized products 3. Most item comes with no Guarantee/Warranty 4. Here are few appliances which can be used in our daily life:Gas Stove. Use of kitchen appliance completely depends on the type of food that has to be prepared. Knife-set etc. Usage instructions not mentioned clearly on boxes Unethical Practices in Leather Industry . Food Processors. When these appliances are used. they tend to reduce human effort to a great extent.people really love to cook where many of them turn out to be very good chefs. Microwave-Oven. Chopper. Designing your own kitchen with various kitchen appliances can provide you with a good ambience resulting in preparation of good nutritious food. Refrigerator.

with major importers banning Indian leather products on the grounds of cruelty against animals. Crew. international retail giants Eddie Bauer. L. Travel 2000 and Bader joined other retail chains to boycott Indian leather and leather products. India exported leather and leather products worth $1.. Germany. is the largest buyer of Indian leather products followed by the United . Between April 2000 and January 2001. this has come as another major blow. did not improve.5 billion Indian leather industry. ASHA KRISHNAKUMAR: THE $2. According to estimates. the campaign against Indian leather products last year cost the industry close to $68 million. J. faces the threat of being shut out of world markets. For an industry just recovering from a severe indictment for pollution by tanneries.5 million people. European and American retail giants such as Marks and Spencer. and Harley Davidson Footwear have stopped purchasing Indian products. Timberland.3 billion. Bean.L. COURTESY: PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS Animals are often transported in abysmal conditions to slaughterhouses. registering a 6. Gap Inc.Introduction The Indian leather industry suffers a severe jolt as international buyers threaten to stop importing its products on account of the cruel treatment of animals in India. particularly while transporting them to slaughterhouses and skinning them. Liz Claireborne. In August. Clarks. Florsheim.8 per cent drop over the corresponding period in the previous year. some others have threatened to cancel orders if the handling of animals. employing over 2. with a 19 per cent share. Casual Corner. Nordstrom and Wolverine.

These figures pertain to the 3. Australia.Italy. Greece. Hong Kong and Canada . The leather industry feels that it is being unfairly targeted. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).Kingdom (17 per cent) and the United States (16 per cent). targeting the leather industry serves no purpose. covering every aspect of dealing with animals.000 illegal or unlicensed ones. 46. including amendments to the legislation and action plans for specific places.M. According to Hashim. France. In mid-2000. 2. the Netherlands. New Zealand. 1. The Indian leather industry handles approximately 230 million metres of hides and skins annually. These and other major importers .600 legally operating abattoirs and do not include animals killed in the estimated 32. 1960. it soon took a lead role in urging governments to amend the laws to include proper treatment of animals in slaughterhouses and to book violators of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. chairman of the Council for Leather Exports (CLE) and a Chennai-based exporter: "While no doubt there is widespread violation of animal welfare laws during the transportation and slaughtering of animals. although the CLE's initial reaction to the campaign was just to state that the leather industry was not directly involved in the transportation and slaughtering of animals. Spain.000 goats and 16.000 head of cattle. . Hashim.000 pigs were killed last year in India." According to the CLE. 24. Denmark. Says M.700. accounting for barely onetenth of the value of animals.are now threatening to ban Indian leather products. the CLE worked out a detailed action plan.300. leather is only a by-product.000.

kicking.3. it urged international buyers to stop purchasing Indian leather. The animals suffer from unanaesthetised castration. and killing animals cruelly) are committed in the leather and meat industries. the government has failed to take action against any offenders. Animal transport laws specify that only six cows be transported in a lorry. four times as many animals are forced into a single vehicle. 4. according to PETA." PETA has videographed animals being transported and slaughtered under appalling conditions in several States. all atrocities listed in the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (beating. James Baker. would have a major impact as leather and leather products are India's major export earners. we felt. selling abused or mutilated animals. PETA began sending out letters and meeting government officials. 6. Says Baker: "Targeting exports. Since 1998. urging them to implement the laws. Baker says: "In the last 21 years that . But. valued 11 times more than its meat exports. But. depriving animals of food and water during transportation. According to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). 5. his organisation was invited by the Indian animal protection groups two years ago to draw international attention to the issue. according to PETA. According to PETA's Indian representative. various national and international voluntary groups working to prevent cruelty against animals have pressured the Indian government to implement animal protection laws. the international voluntary organisation that spearheads the campaign in India. tail-docking and dehorning. Since all its attempts turned futile and animals continued to be treated cruelly. overloading and overcrowding animals during transit.

According to PETA. chilly powder or salt into their eyes. The handlers force the pace of the animals by snapping their tails at each joint and rubbing tobacco. of over 600. Since it is illegal to kill healthy young cattle. Several international buyers have since stopped buying leather products from China. "Exotic" animals such as alligators are also factory farmed for their skins. another major leather exporter. illegally crossing State borders as several States have banned cow slaughter. Most of them get injured. many of them would be so sick that they have to be dragged inside. Also.we have been fighting animal abuse the world over. alligator waste and stagnant water. fortunate are those whose throats are slit. by the time the animals arrive at the slaughterhouses. unanaesthetised castration. tail-docking and dehorning. The animals suffer from factory overcrowding. ranched alligators. animals are tied together with ropes running through their pierced noses and forced into "death marches" for hundreds of kilometres. branding. Thus. Animals slaughtered for their meat and skin are most often transported in abysmal conditions. Snakes and lizards are often skinned alive because of the widespread belief that live flaying . on farms they are usually butchered before they are four years old. and many are trampled or gored to death as they are thrown about in the lorries that drive at breakneck speed. As for the method of slaughtering. they are often maimed: their legs are broken or they are poisoned so that they can be declared fit for slaughter." PETA has been fighting animal abuse in China. are kept in small enclosures that reek of rancid meat. we find India's treatment of cows and cattle to be among the cruellest in the world. Others have their legs hacked off or are skinned alive. Although alligators may naturally live up to 60 years.

the Indian leather industry gets most of its raw materials from cows and buffaloes that have died naturally. Gap Inc. vice-president. While Alan Marks. most States. PETA put its campaign against Indian leather goods on hold for a year at the request of the industry which promised to urge the governments to implement the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and to convince traders not to buy from abattoirs that transport and slaughter animals cruelly. There are laws governing the treatment and transportation of animals. have banned cow slaughter.R. . PETA's investigation found that even after the moratorium period.enhances the suppleness of the finished leather. his company does not plan to change its policy in the immediate future unless slaughterhouses and leather garment factories adhere to certain standards.K. According to D. things had not changed and the government had done little to improve the treatment of animals. is unwilling to pass any judgment on the treatment of animals in India. Ahmed: "If any animal is transported cruelly that will damage its skin and the value of the skin falls drastically. barring West Bengal. and the skin of aborted calves and lambs are used as they are considered especially "luxurious". According to him. Corporate Communications." The difference in the value of good and bad skin is about 70 per cent. Mittal. The leather industry points out that it is not viable to kill an animal for its hide alone. Kids are boiled alive to make kid gloves. Kerala.. Says CLE's footwear panel chairman M. which has stopped buying Indian leather and leather products. So PETA resumed its campaign by circulating the video footage of cruelty against animals. In May 2000. Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce. Karnataka and those in the northeastern region.

must monitor animal transportation and implement the slaughter norms strictly in order to save the labour-intensive industry. the implementation of the laws governing animal treatment is not its responsibility.While the leather industry is the most affected. . The government. apart from strengthening the law.

It is also seen that valuables go missing/damaged. 3) Overloading of Vehicles: 4) Inferior capacity utilization 5) High level of pilferages 6) False entries of GRN. 7) Vehicles not as per RTO norms. 8) Malfunctioning of loaders and drivers while loading and unloading .Unethical Practices in logistics 1) Mishandling of goods and making way at times with some valuables: goods mishandling remains a large and growing headache for the industry.: 2) Charging high rates causing inconvenience to the customer: The customer is asked to pay double the charge for supplying to his/her destination and inspite of this is unable to find the goods at requisite place on time. estimated in the billions of dollars for lost goods claims and recovery service costs.g. E.

or vegetables. liquor.Sale of liquor on dry days 4. or spirit is a drinkable liquid containing ethanol that is produced by distilling.Selling liquor to minors over the counter at wine shops 6.Selling of expired stock to addicted people at cheaper rates 8. i.tharra) . Unauthorized stocking of Liquor 2.No stringent standards maintained at the time of manufacturing liquor 7.Sale of unauthorized liquor (desi . concentrating by distillation. Not acquired appropriate licenses for the sale of liquor 3. Unethical Practices 1. the alcohol and other compounds produced by fermented grain.Unethical practices in Liquor Introduction Liquor is the formal term popularly used for the tharra in local hindi language A distilled beverage.Surrogate advertising to mislead the common man 5. fruit.khamba .e.

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