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Chapter 5
Moral issues
Ethical design
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Moral issues
Moral issues influence design
and manufacture
As consumers become more aware of the moral
issues that affect how a product is designed
and manufactured, so too are designers and
manufacturers aware of the need to design and
manufacture with this consideration.
The following slides feature some of these
concerning issues, and the principles followed
to ensure a moral and ethical approach is taken
into account when introducing new products.
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Moral issues
Poor wages
Workers (often in developing or poorer countries)
are taken advantage of and are paid poor wages.
Manufacturers can then produce products in high
volume, enabling products to be sold cheaply in
richer wealthier countries.
I work long hours
for little money,
but I have to
feed my family.
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Moral issues
Fair trade
Ensure that workers and producers are paid a fair price or wage.
We are Mali cotton
producers. With
Fair trade, we are
guaranteed a fair
price for our
cotton.
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Moral issues
Poor working conditions
Workers (often in developing or poorer countries) are taken
advantage of and are forced to work in unhealthy and unsafe
environments. Children are also used as a form of cheap labour.
Workers often inhale toxic chemicals and work with dangerous
tools and machinery, with little training of safety precautions.
I just get the job
done whichever
way I can; no
one cares if I
hurt myself.
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Moral issues
Fair trade
Ensure that children are not forced to work and employees are
working in a healthy and safe environment.
Fair trade ensures
that I am not
breathing in
poisonous pesticides,
as the cotton we
grow is now organic.
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