Ethical manufacturing is defined as holistic approach which mainly focuses on the developing high quality of product and services. Ethical business mainly develops production process by considering manufacturing safely and development product by considering ethical practices.
Ethical production helps to develop product with efficiency, safety, and considering health of the employees. Ethical business enables to ensure the development of product and services by developing safety procedure that care about the best interest of employees. An ethical business mainly considers the increase in production by considering the safety of workers. The employees are treated with fair practices, appropriate compensation, balance work hours, and protection against jury (Simangunsong, 2016).
Ethical business consider about energy efficiency and working environment in order to produce high quality product and services. The business consider about the basic legal restrictions in order to minimize the wastage and emission. It uses ethical practices by considering the environmental conditions with fuller utilization of resources. Ethical business works towards the development of environment friendly environment by working to reduce energy, wastage, and emission across sectors of the organization.
Ethical business develops safe products by considering all legal requirements for the development of product and services. Ethical business considers the health of target audience by developing testing procedure to eliminate harmful contaminates from product to provide high quality of products. Ethical business considers proactive approach in order to develop legal, safe, and appropriate quality product and services. When the customer buy any product and services from ethical practices business then the consumer feel secure and faith on the quality of product and services. The goal of ethical manufacturing is to develop effective production system in order to ensure the development of high quality of product and services which produce safe and legally approved.
The manufacturing companies face challenges due to unethical standards which harm customers as well as employees. There are legal requirement that needs to be fulfilled during implementation process in order to develop legally approved product. The manufacturing process requires the development of safe and ethical manufacturing environment which prioritize the safety at workplace (Khan, 2016). The presence of appropriate raw material and machines requires appropriate safety produce including both ethical and legal practices. The following of basic safety rules including refraining from indulging in risky behavior and warning protective gear it is important to apply rules related to the development of compliance problems while not considering safety issues. If the employees are involved in making of safety regulations then it leads to the implementation of regulations in an effective manner. The utilization of energy and product waste leads to increase organizational performance by improving the manufacturing process. The organizations are working towards the determination of fuller utilization of resources and minimize the impact of manufacturing process on environment.
The overall approach in manufacturing process is influenced by the ethical practices towards environmental degradation (Khan, 2015). Ethical and legal factors are taken into account which helps to reduce the use of energy by increasing energy efficiency and exploring technologies to find innovative manufacturing process. The waste reduction can be reduced by taking innovative initiatives in manufacturing process to improve ethical practices. It helps to develop brand image by developing high quality of product and services by considering all legal and ethical business practices. The ultimate aim of ethical business practices is to develop high quality of product and services by considering environmental impact of manufacturing process. It enable to develop secure workplace environment by making employees ethically and legally responsible to ensure that the employees are not subjected to sexual harassment or any other illegal treatment at workplace. The organization should be safe for all employees by treating them fair and equal. The manufacturing department of the organization is liable for the development of product and services. The safety of product is governed by ethical concern and legislations which means that the products are supplied only after testing. The use of shipping dangerous products even after knowing the effect is harmful and unintended (Dinc, 2016). The effective manufacturing process has clear expectations, fair pay, compliance audits, active support, and zero tolerance. There should be careful planning for the development of manufacturing process including appropriate packaging process, use of eco-friendly material, and sustainable business practices.
There are various standards to develop ethical manufacturing process which are adopted to ensure the development of high quality of product and services. It improves the morale of the company through adopting code of ethics in order to add competitive advantage to the company. These are mainly written code which helps to guide the employee for fair employee treatment and performing day to day operations by implementing ethical practices. Employee need to understand ethical business practices in order to develop positive brand image globally. Employee Buy-in is one of the manufacturing process code practices that help to understand the employee regarding ethical practices to maintain the quality of product and services which are delivered to the target audience (Garfinkel, 2017). The ethical sourcing standards are developed to set benchmark for managing the performance of manufacturing process by developing monitoring and management review, environment management, and social management. These help to manufacture high standard product and services as per the need and demand of target audience. It helps to satisfy the target audience with the delivery of high quality of product and services. It helps to develop brand identity which is beneficial for the organization as well as employees. It directly improves the profitability of the company in the specific timeline.
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