Jasmine Ayers 6/11/2012 Business Management Prof. Charlotte Willis Chapter 5 Assignment 1. List the different departments in a business and the types of environmental issues they typically encounter. - In just about every departments in a business, you are going to have environmental issues. Issues such as the waste of paper. Businesses waste so much paper within a day till where they are losing a ton of money. The Human Resources department waste a lot of paper and ink, as well as the sales and marketing. But the production department encounter all types of environmental issues. Businesses that manufacture products create, at some point in the manufacturing process, manufacturing waste. The effect is additional cost to the business in man hours, procedures, equipment and handling all specific to moving the waste products out of the business manufacturing process and facilities.
2. Which department uses the greatest amount of electricity or has the largest carbon footprint? - I think the production department use the greatest amount of electricity because it where all the goods are manufactured. In order to manufacture a good, you will need electricity.
3. What can each department do to help combat its environmental issues? - If every department was to manage the way they waste then combating its environmental issues. Recycling is the key to every department problems. If you learn to recycle old goods and paper, you wouldn't waste as much.
4. Why do all managers, and for that matter all employees, need to be aware of environmental issues and ways they can create sustainable MIS infrastructures? - It saves time and money. Plain and simple. If you are able to actively create sustainable MIS infrastructures, not only will it help your business, but it will also help the environment. Its a win-win situation for everybody!
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