We will particularly discuss ethical issues raised by BP in oil industry in the United States US between and The three ethical issues which are going to be discussed are 1 safety issue in workplace depicted by the Texas City explosion in , 2 honesty and fair dealing depicted by both Texas City explosion and Prudhoe Bay A explosion. BP has had a long history of ethical and legal violations because BP chose to put profits above all else. In the past twenty years, BP subsidiaries were convicted of environmental crimes in Texas and Alaska.
Essay BP- Texas City Oil Refinery Explosion () – Case | Bartleby
A recent explosion at the British Petroleum BP Texas refinery on 24 March, reiterated this and demonstrated the effect of an unethical approach to negotiation with the death of 15 contract workers. Ethical behaviour refers to the standards of conduct such as honesty, fairness, responsibility and trust. Lewicki et al These standards are broadly applied and determine whether a course of action is right or wrong in a given situation. History is fraught with examples of unethical behaviour, from Nazi Germany of to recent atrocities in the Balkans and Rwanda.
The blast and blaze appeared in the refinery's Isomerization unit, producing in fifteen fatalities and 70 to injuries. All fatalities were on-site contractors. The refinery has 30 method flats disperse over a 1, acre location and uses about 1, BP staff.
BP explosion accident in Texas City resulted to death of 15 workers and injury of people. A short time prior to the accident, James Baker the US secretary of state had published a report detailing the unprofessional mission BP was undertaking Hopkins , p. The report indicated that the company made several culpable decisions that contributed to this fate. BP oil was accused of having initiated the deepwater drilling, but had failed to adhere to the drilling regulations.