An argument could be made that a disaster like the deepwater explosion and resulting spill could happen to any oil company, and that bp was simply unlucky leadership is a set of competencies for sure, but it also requires character and moral fibre which really show through in times of crisis one has. Scrutinise ethical issues relating to corporate that after conducting careful due diligence it believes bp's ethical standards match its own oil facilities multiple allegations have been made in the years since about the extent of bp's involvement in human rights violations b) bp works in partnership with the state- owned oil. Free essay: the bp oil spill, more famously referred to as the deepwater horizon spill, occurred in 2010 in the gulf of mexico and flowed unmitigated for as. Oil company bp has agreed to plead guilty to misconduct and negligence charges and pay a record $45-billion fine in connection with the massive gulf of mexico oil spill, one of the nation's. The april 20, 2010 deepwater horizon oil rig explosion was an engineering and environmental tragedy that led to the loss of 11 macro-ethical issues, where students are encouraged to adopt a broadened societal viewpoint to horizon, known as the national commission on the bp deepwater horizon oil spill and. By abrahm lustgarten, propublica bp agreed to plead guilty today to charges of manslaughter, environmental crimes, and lying to congress in connection with the 2010 deepwater horizon drilling rig explosion, which killed 11 workers and sent as much as 200 million gallons of oil into the gulf of mexico. The analysis consists of 1- the context of the case 2- dilemmas 3- alternative solutions and ethics theory application 4- our recommendations.
We apply this processes/consequences framework to the case of the oil industry's climate change ethical dilemma which comes forth as a dilemma between ' emitting greenhouse gases' and 'making more profits' and we examine the different attitudes of two oil corporations - bp amoco and exxonmobil - towards the. The alaskan oil spills, texas city refinery fire, treatment of colombian farmers and the explosion in the gulf of mexico decisions were made, which ultimately lead to destructive consequences for many stakeholder groups the complex ethical dilemmas facing bp are thus: it must be decided how to weight. Gulf of mexico, officials and workers aboard the deepwater horizon oil rig argued for hours about how to for the next eighty-seven days, bp engineers and others tried feverishly to stop the oil gushing out of the well in enforcement of the policy, or an ethical dilemma shaped by outside pressure to approve a permit. Agenda overview of bp and the gulf disaster ryskin's methane extinction theory before bp's action ethical issues alternatives recommendations after bp's action ethical issues alternatives recommendations conclusion british petroleum bp is a global oil and gas company fourth largest company in the world.
Free essay: ethical issues surrounding the bp oil spill by: angela higgins december 16, 2010 the bp oil spill which happened on april 20, 2010, was the. Put money in a socially responsible investment fund and you might expect the companies in which you are investing to be a deep and healthy shade of green the truth – as brought to light by the bp deepwater horizon oil spill – is that your fund might include banks, pharmaceutical companies and even oil. But what does this mean for the field of bioethics the bp oil spill raises issues that fall squarely within the field's domain, including public health and the ethical use of technology the explosion was a result of bp's insufficient controls on high -tech equipment that dropped five miles before piercing the earth.
Bob abernethy, anchor: with spilled oil now reaching all the gulf states, the white house this week demanded more answers from bp about its cleanup efforts meanwhile, a prominent ethicist is calling for a much deeper national discussion about the moral implications of the spill kim lawton reports. This paper explores the different climate change strategies chosen by three major multinational oil corporations: exxonmobil, totalfinaelf and bp amoco they are referred to, as the 'fight against emission constraints,' 'wait and see,' and 'proactive' strategies, respectively the justifications given to support these strategies.
This case explores the complexities involved in ethical decision making in organizations using the british petroleum (bp) oil spill as an example, the case suggests that complex interorganizational structures involved with oil drilling make accountability complicated in such an environment, decision makers must consider a. Case study: bp oil spill background this lesson has addressed the key components of ethical principles in crisis communication, including the ethical principles of responsibility, accountability, and humanistic care the case of bp oil spill in 2010 provides an important example for understanding how these principles are. There's been an enormous amount of reporting and commentary about the disaster at bp's deepwater horizon oil rig and the ensuing oil spill one of the challenges of blogging about this story, from an ethics point of view, is figuring out where to begin the story of the deepwater horizon is such a rich.
White house report concludes disaster could have been prevented, and warns complacency could lead to another catastrophe. Eleven people died in the explosion and in the subsequent sinking of the rig, which also damaged the oil well and led to the release of nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the gulf of mexico––making it the largest maritime spill in us history ( national commission on the bp.
The deepwater horizon study group (dhsg) says the risk of future oil and gas development in the deep waters of the gulf, arctic, and other new frontiers pose says smith, have always faced one central dilemma: are we independent professionals who provide objective assessments based on our training and ethics. The deepwater horizon spill: an ethical nightmare beyond petroleum is a multinational gas and oil company based in the united kingdom operating in over 80 countries and producing around 34 million barrels of oil a day, bp is the third-largest energy company in the world behind exxon mobil and. It's very easy to pile onto bp right now the “accident,” which may be due more to negligence, is bad enough the company lost 11 employees — after losing 15 in a high-profile explosion at a refinery 5 years ago the damage to the gulf, its species, and the people who depend on it is [. Federal report says bad management on deepwater horizon meant poor safety on gulf rig and dozens of rigs are at risk today.