Rikedom sover illa på en bädd av fattigdom : En fallstudie om detaljistföretaget Indiska Magasinets etik- och miljöarbete
Abstract (Summary)This essay highlights the Swedish retail companies’ engagement in ethics and environment issues as a part of the business concept. The Customer is today more aware about what is going on in the world than ever before. Two of the main reasons are the Internet and the globalization. In relation to the customer being more aware about the situation in the world today, the demand for products which have been produced in consideration of ethical and environmental values has increased. The company’s interest to satisfy the customer’s needs has resulted in companies implementing ethics and environment measures in relation to production, distribution and sales. The change has also been implemented in the companies marketing approach. Companies adapt values that are identical to the engaged customer’s values and try in this way to satisfy the new demands from the customer. But to always trust the company’s statement in this matter is not always for granted since the company profit is always prioritized. If the ethics and environment measures are just a marketing trick to create loyal customers or if it’s caused by an honest interest to change the world to the better, is not always easy for the customer to outline. The retail company Indiska Magasinet has actively been working with environment and ethics issues for several years. This essay is a case study of Indiska Magasinet´s engagement in environment and ethics issues, the essay is analyzing the company’s communication method towards the customer and highlights whether the engagement is recognized as honest or fake by the customer.
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:01/03/2008