De La Salle University

Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business
Management and Organization Department

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements
Lasallian Business Leadership with Ethics and CSR

Title of Case:
A Case Analysis
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Names of Group Members

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Ms. Marissa C. Marasigan
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Val TOWS Analysis – Val /Yabi II. Facts of the Case . References . Choosing the Best Alternative . Effects of Alternatives on Stakeholders .Yabi IX.Yabi Evaluation of Alternative Courses of Action .Val X. Discussion of Results . Objectives of the Case .Kim VI. Ethical Issue . TABLE OF CONTENTS Page I.Val Company Profile .Val III.Kim Decision Criteria and Weights . Alternatives Courses of Action .Val IV.Val Background .Yabi VIII. Implementation Plan .Kim V.Kim VII. Stakeholders .

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The TOWS are discussed in greater detail below: Threats ● Threat 1 Discussion ● Threat 2 Discussion Opportunities ● Opportunity 1 Discussion ● Opportunity 2 Discussion Strengths ● Strength 1 Discussion ● Strength 2 Discussion Weaknesses ● Strength 1 Discussion ● Strength 2 Discussion .

2. Ethical Issue: What action should the Philippine Government take to address the welfare of Marinduque people affected by the Marcopper disaster and attain environmental justice for the afflicted areas? 4. Top Management of Placer Dome Being a co-owner of Marcopper. Employees of Marcopper The damage that Marcopper brought to Marinduque endangers the health and well-being of its employees. poor waste . top management of Placer Dome must face the lawsuits against their substandard mining procedure. They may opt to import the products if there are no local alternative to Marcopper’s products and services. this case study aims to: ● Objective 1 ● Objective 2 ● Objective 3 3. Objectives of the Case In the context of business ethics. The company has approximately 1.000 local employees and has provided utilities (such as electricity) and goods to its staff. Customers of Marcopper and Placer Marcopper’s current customers would Dome need to find another supplier of copper and other minerals that the company is providing them with. Stakeholders Stakeholder Group Impact on the Stakeholder Investors The investors sponsor Placer Dome which co-owns Marcopper by 40%. and may buy more shares or expand to other possible areas. They expect profit from this Marinduque-based company.

● Alternative 2: Prohibit mining in the Philippines. The collection shall be used for wellness programs in Marinduque. Local government to continue and develop Rehabilitation program in partnership with international environmental organizations for Marinduque.e. These regulations shall impose environmental sustainability and personal wellness. and seafood sources killed. they are accountable in ensuring that Marcopper never operates again and establish a Health Trust Fund that would address the health dangers it has incurred to its employees and citizens. top management of this organizations must adhere to all standards and up-to-par practices by the government. the assigned governing bodies (i. and failure to consider the environmental and health issues it may bring. International and local environmental The “Marcopper Mining Disaster” brought groups various environmentalists’ attention to Marinduque to study and investigate on this incident. Discussion: With strict implementation of rules and regulations. 5. contaminated drinking water. Also. Also. DENR and MGB) would be able to resolve the current demands of Marinduqueños from Marcopper/Placer Dome. a number of residents needed to evacuate because of the Marcopper incident. Discussion: . These departments will be responsible in enforcing the company to continuously fund the rehabilitation of the affected areas of Marinduque until it’s restored to its original state. DENR should initiate the conclusion of the criminal cases against Marcopper and the collection of taxes. these groups supported the needs and voices of the community. management. For establishing new mining companies. Alternative Courses Of Action ● Alternative 1: Strict implementation of environmental and mining regulations. Citizens of Marinduque Huge amount of mine waste was leaked resulting to flash floods that destroyed agricultural lands. Also. For further punishment.

Since Placer Dome claimed that they already compensated the rehabilitation of the environment and wellness of people in Marinduque. . the government will let them go and establish that no mining industry can operate in any Philippine territories. The government takes full responsibility of funding the rehabilitation programs and coordinate with international organizations who have shown support and wanted to take the opportunity to help in restoring the island. even if several deliberated that it’s not enough.

The regulation captures the welfare of all employees which considers health. not just the employees. and permit issuance would incur costs to investors. The funds are from Placer Dome which is enforced by the government. they must also consider their role to adhere with the standards set by the government. coordinating with technical experts to approve. they would need to Placer Dome consider other places aside from the Philippines so they can get the finances to the continuous rehabilitation of Marinduque and support the compensation of its people for the huge damage Marcopper has done. In the long-run. Also. and benefits. Top Management of Even with rich source of minerals. if they’ve decided to push through with setting up a mining company in the country. Employees of Marcopper The employees of Marcopper can still continue their mining career in other companies that comply with the standards.6. Citizens of Marinduque The regulation makes sure that the people of Marinduque would receive compensation until they are fully restored and can continue with their lives as if no damage was done. Choosing to import mining goods may cost more than what they were paying to Marcopper. but the people residing in the area. . Customers of Marcopper Customers located in the Philippines may choose to and Placer Dome import the goods or find another local mining entity. compensation. the government will spend more time and effort for review for its initial set-up. they would be concerned of the high and improving standards of maintaining the business. labor to do these paper works. They would be required to instill what’s the best for the environment and well-being of. Effects of Alternatives on Stakeholders Alternative 1: Stakeholder Effects Investors With the strict implementation of the mining regulations. If they opt to find another local supplier.

that these investors still interested to put up a business in the Philippines may influence government bodies. There is a possibility. investors need to explore other countries where they can establish their mining companies. they would need to Placer Dome consider other places aside from the Philippines but they wouldn’t need to anymore support the further rehabilitation of Marinduque’s damaged areas and the wellness of its people. Top Management of Even with rich source of minerals. Clients from other countries will need to import from other countries as well. Alternative 2: Stakeholder Effects Investors Since the country has rich sources of minerals and seen as a profitable opportunity. Choosing to import mining goods may cost more than what they were paying to Marcopper. are already well. when the Marinduque disaster already surpassed and the land. Customers of Marcopper Customers located in the Philippines may choose to and Placer Dome import the goods or find another local mining entity. together with its people. these international environmentalist groups shall help raise funds for the government to cover the continuous rehabilitation program. International and local Once they see that the government is dedicated in environmental groups helping aid the destruction that Marcopper caused. If this is not enough for them. the reputation of the Philippine environmental groups government towards its environment will build up in the long run as long as the regulations are strictly observed. They (international group) shall need the assistance from their local counterparts to ensure that the finances are really going to Marinduque’s restoration and its people’s .International and local Internationally. Citizens of Marinduque The regulation makes sure that the people of Marinduque would receive compensation until they are fully restored and can continue with their lives as if no damage was done. Employees of Marcopper The employees of Marcopper should look for other means of livelihood such as agriculture and fishing. they may choose to leave Marinduque to find an alternative to mining. The funds would come from the support of international ties.

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before. it would benefit the environment as it is seen that it would be sustained according to standards. Justice & Fairness It has caused inequality since Placer Dome has been Approach forbidden to continue its operations in the Philippines and still continue to fund the restoration programs. For investors and customers. who resides near the mining area sites across the Philippines. to achieve overall fairness. Choosing the Best Alternative The group will use the Markkula Framework as illustrated below: Alternative 1: Utilitarian Approach The act would benefit the Marinduqueños. to the environment and its people. Also. together with Filipinos. they may see this positively or negatively depending on their options. experts) the right to their land by only permitting investors who are willing to put up with the specifications that would best benefit them. this act would burden Placer Dome as they are banned from putting up operations in the country. Rights & Duties The government now gives different Filipino stakeholders (i. However. Marinduqueños should be satisfied with the compensation that Placer Dome provides. . Nevertheless.e. Approach residents.7. in a way as if there was no damage done.

Human Dignity and Due to the disastrous incident. However. Ethics of Care Employing the assistance of environmentalist groups expresses that the government advocates the welfare of the people and their surroundings. Virtue Approach The government should value justice and addressing what’s best for its people. Human Dignity and People of Marinduque is given the chance to improve their Common Good lives through the continuous reparations funded by Placer Approach Dome. Rights & Duties The welfare of Marinduques situation and its people is given Approach importance as they are still compensated by the government. Justice & Fairness Since the priority of the government is the overall welfare of Approach its people. This act would benefit. However. As for Placer Dome. this will be a lesson for them to value the environment and health of its workers and the community. For the investors. Ethics of Care The government showed that they prioritize the Filipino people by setting up these standards and precisely instigates it to all possible investors. The purpose of government is to protect the individual rights of its citizens. the continuous rehabilitation program gave the people fairness against the injustice that they’ve experienced with Marcopper. Alternative 2: Utilitarian Approach Banning mining operations in the Philippines would burden the investors and customers who see quality products inexpensive made in the country. They have thought of an alternate way to raise funds as their skeptic of Placer Dome’s continuous support to the rehabilitation programs. it would deprive investors who wanted to take the opportunity to make a living and provide additional job opportunities to locals. Virtue Approach The government should value justice and addressing what’s best for its people. the government must take Common Good immediate action and not rely on Placer Dome to restore Approach Marinduque with the well-being of the people. they wanted for Placer Dome to compensate for their needs as they were responsible for the total impairment of the environment. it would give them the opportunity to develop a more sustaining means of mining operations. the local residents who are near the mining areas and rely heavily on fishing and agriculture as means of their livelihood. The purpose of government is to protect . otherwise.

the individual rights of its citizens. .

Decision Criteria Definition Weights Rationale Utilitarian Approach Rights and Duties Approach Justice and Fairness Approach Ethics of Care approach Human Dignity and Common Good Approach Virtue Approach b. Each criterion is given weight totaling to 100%. Decision Criteria and Weights The following decision criteria will aid in determining the best solution in order to assess which alternative should be chosen. a. Evaluation of Alternative Courses of Action (ACA) ACA 1: ACA 2: ACA 3: Decision Criteria Wt Score WS* Score WS* Score WS* Utilitarian Approach Rights & Duties Approach Justice & Fairness Approach Ethics of Care Human Dignity and Common Good Approach Virtue Approach TOTAL 100% WS* = weight (in decimal) x score .

8. REFERENCES . DISCUSSION OF RESULTS 9. IMPLEMENTATION PLAN Step Timeframe Resources Needed Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 10.