Issues regarding engineering ethics are principles that need to be applied in the practice of engineering (National Society of Professional Engineers, 2007). Engineers have an obligation to the society, the engineering profession and the clients. The general principles of engineering ethics are therefore focused on the engineer’s consideration of the profession, the employers, the client, and the public (Institution of Civil Engineers, 2004).
Bush Boake Allen Inc. is a company involved in the manufacture and distribution of fragrance and flavor chemicals and other aroma chemicals. Fragrances are used as primary raw materials for air fresheners, soaps, cleaners, toiletries, and detergents while aroma chemicals form major compounds in fragrances. Flavors and fragrances account for over 80% of the company’s total revenues.
Many scholars have researched a lot on business ethics. Business ethics is a mode of operation that a given organization adheres to in its daily activities with its customers, employees and shareholders. Ethics of a business can be diverse and may include its dealings with an individual person, organization, community or government. Business ethics covers an organization’s dealings in relation to its environment, people and its shareholders or owners (Fraedrich, Ferrell, & Linda, 2010).