Positive aspects of APW’s operations:
- Providing employment opportunities to the local population
- Improving the quality of life in the village through the use of profits and CSR funds
- Implementing fire safety protocols and rectifying issues promptly
- Regularly paying employees during a period of reduced production
- Improving the village habitat through tree planting and other environmental initiatives
Ethical issues involved:
- Excess use of electricity: Using electricity in excess of the authorized capacity is a violation of laws and regulations, and may put the factory and its employees at risk.
- Lack of transparency: It is not clear how the factory was able to access the tax holiday benefits, or if these benefits were available to other industries in the area.
- Exploitation of labour: It is possible that the villagers were not aware of their rights or were in a vulnerable position, which may have led to exploitation by the factory.
Role model for development of backward areas:
- APW’s actions have had a positive impact on the local population, providing them with employment opportunities and improving their quality of life.
- The factory’s use of profits and CSR funds for the betterment of the community is commendable.
- However, the ethical issues raised above should be taken into consideration before considering APW as a role model for the development of backward areas. It is important to ensure that the development is inclusive and sustainable, and that the laws and regulations are adhered to.