Chapter 10

Nathan Magnuson

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2.) I would support his effort to help create awareness for the effect that companies have against the environment. I hopes that the awareness created will have enough impact to create new laws/rules that companies have to follow.

3.) I feel like I would advise them to try and keep work within the company and the country. One of the only ways I see outsourcing such a large portion of the work overseas is if our company is greatly unprepared for the project purposed.

IBM Provides Supply Chain Leadership

1.)  Why does IBM’s supply chain program have such a large impact on environment health?

 

Because they are a supply chain leader, they require along the chain to have environmental programs. They are also members of the CDP.

 

2.)  How do companies like Cisco ensure that their suppliers are complying with their supply chain programs?

 

Cisco has independent third-party audits of suppliers to make sure there is accurate reporting.

 

3.)  How might IBM influence members of its supply chain to follow its environmental program?

They might keep track of compliance of emission programs, and keep a score of the highest suppliers who get benefits/deals on working with IBM.

 

E-Verify

1.)  Do you support the implementation of enhancements such as photo matching and access to additional government databases to improve the accuracy of the E-Verify system? Why or why not?

 

There is a point where it becomes too invasive for companies to implement techniques. I believe that anything after E-Verify would be past this point of being too invasive. Photo matching may not always work and cause more problems/delays and additional access to databases, I think, are not needed.

 

2.)  If you were the owner of a small business, would you use the E-Verify system to screen prospective workers? Why or why not?

 

At the point that E-Verify operates now, probably. Again, if it starts to go deep into personal information for employees then no.

 

3.)  Would you favor mandatory use of the E-Verify system at large corporations and government agencies? Why or why not?

 

I most likely would. The amount of information is the same for verifying your identity for important/sensitive things and has a rate of errors (as of 2012) of 1.35 percent (compared to 4.1 in 2010).