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ETHICS

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EXTINCTION OF THE WHITE DOLPHIN IN CHINA

  • Habitat destroyed by the industrialisation of China
  • Building of dams and pollution being leaked into the rivers due to chemicals
  • 158 dolphins in 2003 being reduced to just 61 dolphins in 2012
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CHEAPER COSTS

  • Minimum wage in Beijing is the equivalent to £1.66 an hour
  • Lowest in Hubei with a minimum wage of £0.66 an hour
  • UK has a minimum wage of £6.20
  • This is why Nike have production in China
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APPLE

  • Poor living and working conditions
  • Low pay and child labour
  • "Working hours per week averaged around 66-69 hours"
  • UK working hours 36
  • Foxconn, a production firm for Apple, has hourly wage of around 89p to £1.31
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STARBUCKS

  • Starbucks has reported no profit and paid no income tax on sales of £1.2 bn in the UK
  • McDonalds has a tax bill of  over £80 million on £3.6 bn of UK sales
  • Starbucks had a revenue of 73 million euros but declared a profit of only 507,000 euros
  • Tax avoidance isn't illegal  but is frowned upon, unfair and unethical
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