Globalization Complicates the Matter
Globalization has impacted the world. It has started through the colonization process of the conquest with European invasions. On the other hand, in the 21st century we find that globalization impacts the world still in the areas of finance and exploitation. The first focus is finance. The fair trade in Ghana has a cocoa industry that has been in question whether or not the ethics of corporations are allowed to trade internationally fairly. Corporations like Kraft Foods have imported and exported goods in areas as Ghana to globalize their products. Corporations principles around financial gains have not been equitable to the communities they have traded with. The corporation’s sense of loyalty to any market has not shown any integrity for anyone but their own. The question is what are we going to do as leaders of the future? The ideas of business begin with fair trade, or should I say a reform aspect of fair trade with some type of ethic code that bargains rather exploit. The communities globally are affected either through environmental injustices or human right violations. The case for Kraft Foods in this report I have outlined that their corporation practice globally initiates a fair trade agreement with their partners like Cadbury Cocoa Partnerships. My case is whether or not partnerships with global partnerships enough to sustain economic growth for both parties?
o “. Kraft Foods re-affirms its longstanding commitment to sustainable agriculture projects”(Kraft Foundation, 2011)
We cannot question whether or not globalization is important, but we can question whether or not our practices in the globalization methodology are effective. My report is to outline the exploitation factors of globalization in the lines of poverty and ethnic controversy that propels socio-economic disparities. Corporations that have working relationships with farmers as Kraft Foods proclaim their practice as fair because they benefit, but in the long stretch of ethics, the practices of Kraft Foods are in question to the degradation of the environment, soil systems, the communities at large in their politics. They are not able to sustain wealth equally in their distributions because capitalism in the globalization process focuses on the business free market concepts of profits and loss. Personally, as a business woman, my goal is to re-evaluate the globalization practices of business and corporation relationships in the contract and deals of goods.
Now in the 21st century, it is apparent that our global communities are left behind. Their educations are competitive only on the levels of an aristocracy system. The means to produce in territories of production begins with the technology in the globalization process. I still think in order for business people to work effectively with international affairs and global impacts with corporations, our back yard will need to begin with communication. Our conversation around ethics and what is the effective means to produce without losing the environment, women liberation and future sustainability of people welfare and policies to support equality and equity is the new conversation that is needed.
“Hansen Beverage Company has recently been made aware of a sweepstakes scam involving counterfeit Hansen Beverage Company checks.” (Hansens Natural, 2011)
On the other hand, I notice another issue with Hansens Natural is scam lotteries. The corporations that deal with person to person relations, public fraud and scam that are the undercurrent of business communications’ endeavors for building honest or dishonest relationships with the public. The idea around scams in any business proves the inability to manage their operation in a manner that eliminates interferences that would cause detriments to the bridge of global communities with the business world. I for one, estimate that globalization will not proceed if reform is not implemented. The environments are wastelands rapidly, people are not met in health care resolutions and finally sustainable practices are ignored.
My solutions are to create a conversation that outlines the detriments, capital raising for awareness to change the face of disparities and inequalities, and new model to change the face of environment and contracts with partnerships that are not similar to the past fair trading systems. The overall solution to create unity on the level of business and public with the integrity of universal population demands met and economic distribution equity models implemented.
Hedle-Lewis, Willamson Faye, Mulliner, Lucy, Kraft Foods and Fairtrade Foundation, 2010.
Retrieved 2011, Kraft Foods / Cadbury Cocoa Partnership: Selena Hedley Lewis, Faye Williamson or Lucy Mulliner at Blue Rubicon, 2.Fairtrade Foundation: Eileen Maybin, KRAFT FOODS AND FAIRTRADE FOUNDATION VISIT GHANA TO SEE PROGRESS OF THE CADBURY COCOA PARTNERSHIP AND FAIRTRADE IN GHANA, 2010
Retrieved by, New York Times, 2011, http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/business/companies/kraft-foods-inc/index.html.
Retrieved by, Hansens Natural, 2011 http://www.hansens.com/news_and_events/current_news.php?id=41.
Retrieved by, Giddens, Anthony, THE SECOND GLOBALIZATION DEBATE 2011.