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Select one of the companies listed in the table on page 98 (Chapter 3) or a company you are currently working for to research their labor and human rights standards, code of ethics, and corporate social responsibility policies.  Discuss how these policies affect the company’s purchasing policies and procedures in supplier selection and purchasing practices.  Relate your discussion to topics presented in Chapter 3 concerning how organizations address these areas within their purchasing policies and procedures.  Note: Use the company’s website and research articles that address a situation that occurred within the company that addresses these areas.  For example, how a company dealt with an environmental issue or a labor issue relating to working conditions or the treatment of employees that impacted using a supplier.
Your activity is to be a minimum of 2 complete pages in length.  Going over the minimum page length requirement is acceptable; however, I am not looking for a 5+ page activity.  You will be responsible for using a minimum of 2 scholarly/peer reviewed/professional sources.  You may reference your textbook; however, it will not fulfill the source requirement.
Be as thorough as possible when writing your activity, and remember, this is an academic assignment, so no “text-talk,” no conversational tone, and ABOVE ALL OTHER THINGS… don’t plagiarize!!  Incorporate what you have learned from the weekly reading material and from your own real-world experiences.  Lastly, spell-check and proofread your work!  Failure to follow these steps will negatively impact your grade.
For this course, you will submit the graded activity using Turnitin. An Originality Report will become available within a few minutes after your first submission. Inside the Originality Report will be a Similarity Index. The Similarity Index shows a percentage of the material in your paper which matches other sources found by Turnitin. You will be expected to have a Similarity Index of less than 15%. If your Similarity Index is greater than 15% you will need to review your Originality Report to be sure that you have paraphrased your work appropriately, and cited your sources correctly. 
The Originality Report will help you to avoid plagiarism, and improve the quality and content of your essay. It is strongly suggested that you keep direct quotations to a minimum, and never copy and paste text without proper citations. You have until the activity due date to resubmit your work, however, there will be a 24 hour delay before the Originality Report becomes available. It is your responsibility to submit your activity on time, with a Similarity Index of less than 15%.
General APA Formatting Guidelines:
The activity should have an APA title page and an APA reference page.  An APA abstract page is NOT required!

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