Name ____________________ Class __________ Date __________ Socially Responsible Practices of Businesses Organizer Directions: Provide responses for

the listed items. Common Social-responsible Practices of Businesses Describe how businesses may address the listed social responsibilities. Provide examples of laws, organizations, or activities for each one. Be sure to identify the examples as a law, an organization, an activity or other appropriate label. Environmental Workplace diversity Job safety Employee wellness protection

Example

Example

Example

Example

Evaluation of a Business Being Socially Responsible List at least three benefits of socially How should the need of businesses responsible actions. earning a profit impact their decisions to be socially responsible?

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Name ____________________ Class __________ Date __________ Socially Responsible Activity Directions: Using the three business ethic guidelines, make a decision as a group about the provided scenarios. Be prepared to share responses. Scenario 1 You are the payroll clerk for a department store. You are asked by a friend to look up the personal information of another employee to see their income and marital status. What should you do?

Scenario 2 You are a manager for an office supply company. Your son needs supplies for a science project due by the end of the week. It will be another week before you get paid. What should you do?

Scenario 3 You need an area to dispose of material and chemical waste from the tire production plant you own. You purchased land near the plant to dump the waste from the plant. The nearby river runs closer to your dumping area than allowed by regulations. The EPA rarely comes to your area. What should you do?

Scenario 4 You are a supervisor at a local recreational gymnasium. Regulations allow for a maximum 100 occupants in the gymnasium. The charge is $5 per person to use the gymnasium. Since the owner wants to make more in profits, he sometimes goes over the occupancy regulation. What should you do?

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Name ____________________ Class __________ Date __________ Government Protection Organizer Directions: Provide responses for the listed items. Services Provided by the Government During Business Transactions How may workers be What is a contract? Describe the types of protected in their work intellectual properties that environments by the are protected and examples government? of each. What are the elements of a contract?

How does the government protect businesses and consumers involved in a contract?

What are some examples of contracts?

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Name ____________________ Class __________ Date __________ Activity: How is Intellectual Property Protected? Directions: Match the item in the left-hand column with the intellectual property protection. Forms of protection: copyright 3M ergonomic mouse Artist’s water paintings Broadway Play Corning’s pink panther CTSO logo Dance troop’s choreographed routine Lenox China collectibles McDonalds’s slogan MSN’s butterfly Musician’s song Salem Baking Company tin cans Segway human transporter patent trademark

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Class ________________ Date _________

Consumer Rights Organizer Directions: Prior to reading or viewing the PowerPoint presentation about consumer rights, provide information you already know about consumer rights in the middle column of the table. After reading or viewing the PowerPoint presentation, provide information you learned in the right-hand column of the table. Consumer Bill of Rights

Purpose

Rights To be informed

What I know

What I learned

To safety

To choose

To be heard

To a remedy

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Consumer Rights Organizer Continued

To consumer education

To service

What is a guarantee? _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________

What is the difference between an express and an implied warranty? express warranty implied warranty

Use the information from the table middle and right-hand columns to provide statements that represent your knowledge and what you learned about consumer rights. These statements should be an overview of consumer rights. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Exemplifying Consumer Rights Activity Directions: Read product labels and service descriptions, then determine which consumer right it communicates. In the middle column, provide the type of product or service and in the right-hand column provide how the product label or service description communicates the consumer right. Consumer Rights Consumer right to Type of How product label or service description product/service communicates consumer right Be informed food chopper On the box of the food chopper, a statement indicates it will slice and dice fruits and vegetables easily. Be informed

Safety Safety

herbs to grow fingernails

On the bottle of the herbs, a statement indicates this product has not been tested by FDA.

Choose

Be heard

A remedy

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Exemplifying Consumer Rights Activity Continued Consumer education

Service

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Government Regulation and Assistance Organizer Directions: Provide responses for the listed items. Why does the government regulate utility companies?

How does the government prevent unfair business practices?

How does the government assist businesses?

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Name ____________________ Class __________ Date __________ Social Responsibility Key Crossword Terms Directions: Use the key terms related to social responsibility to complete the crossword puzzle.

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Social Responsibility Key Crossword Terms Across 2. The duty of a business to contribute to the well-being of a community. 4. A set of rules for guiding the action of employees or members of an organization. 7. Protection of the creative work of authors, composers, and artists. 9. A natural resource that cannot be replaced when used up. 10. An agreement to exchange goods or services for something of value, usually money. 11. When a business has control of the market for a product or service. 12. Laws intended to prevent unfair business practices such as false advertising, deceptive pricing, and misleading labeling. Down 1. Rules about how businesses and their employees ought to behave. 3. Principles of morality or rules of conduct. 5. The exclusive rights of an inventor to make, sell, and use a product or process. 6. A distinctive name, symbol, word, picture, or combination of these that a company uses to identify products or services. 8. An organization that supplies a service or product vital to all people including companies that provides local telephone service, water, and electricity.

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