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Lön för mödan? Etiskt ansvarstagande med fokus på arbetsförhållanden inom textilindustrin i Bangladesh

Sundqvist, Jenny LU (2010) MRSK30 20101
Human Rights Studies
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Abstract
The garment industry is one of the most vulnerable sectors in the world, with bad working conditions. Low wages and not allowed union organizing is every day for most workers, especially in Bangladesh. The workers are considered to living on a minimum wage, which does not cover the basic needs for workers and their family; therefore we need to talk about a living wage.
This study is to examine about the ethical part of Corporate Social Responsibility and trying to see what kind of responsibilities corporate have regarding low wages and the right to union organizing. This situation is analyzed through Tomas Scanlon’s moral philosophy view and the question about ethical responsibility and to whom it can be attributed. In order to do this,... (More)
The garment industry is one of the most vulnerable sectors in the world, with bad working conditions. Low wages and not allowed union organizing is every day for most workers, especially in Bangladesh. The workers are considered to living on a minimum wage, which does not cover the basic needs for workers and their family; therefore we need to talk about a living wage.
This study is to examine about the ethical part of Corporate Social Responsibility and trying to see what kind of responsibilities corporate have regarding low wages and the right to union organizing. This situation is analyzed through Tomas Scanlon’s moral philosophy view and the question about ethical responsibility and to whom it can be attributed. In order to do this, corporations must put much effort into improving their methods and strategies for CSR and the ethical aspect must penetrate the entire company.
My conclusion is that there is a need for cooperation between different actors in order to change the current situation. Asia Floor Wages play an important role in affecting the current situation and together with corporate taking their responsibility, a change can be made.
RedQ is a company in Sweden with production in Bangladesh, which have knowledge in taking ethical responsibility. (Less)
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author
Sundqvist, Jenny LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSK30 20101
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Corporate Social Responsibility, Thomas Scanlon, garment industry, trade union rights, wages, ethics, Bangladesh, konfektionsindustri, arbetsmiljö
language
Swedish
id
1609305
date added to LUP
2010-07-28 17:30:31
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2014-09-04 08:27:54
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  abstract     = {The garment industry is one of the most vulnerable sectors in the world, with bad working conditions. Low wages and not allowed union organizing is every day for most workers, especially in Bangladesh. The workers are considered to living on a minimum wage, which does not cover the basic needs for workers and their family; therefore we need to talk about a living wage. 
This study is to examine about the ethical part of Corporate Social Responsibility and trying to see what kind of responsibilities corporate have regarding low wages and the right to union organizing. This situation is analyzed through Tomas Scanlon’s moral philosophy view and the question about ethical responsibility and to whom it can be attributed. In order to do this, corporations must put much effort into improving their methods and strategies for CSR and the ethical aspect must penetrate the entire company. 
My conclusion is that there is a need for cooperation between different actors in order to change the current situation. Asia Floor Wages play an important role in affecting the current situation and together with corporate taking their responsibility, a change can be made.
RedQ is a company in Sweden with production in Bangladesh, which have knowledge in taking ethical responsibility.},
  author       = {Sundqvist, Jenny},
  keyword      = {Corporate Social Responsibility,Thomas Scanlon,garment industry,trade union rights,wages,ethics,Bangladesh,konfektionsindustri,arbetsmiljö},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Lön för mödan? Etiskt ansvarstagande med fokus på arbetsförhållanden inom textilindustrin i Bangladesh},
  year         = {2010},
}