Cite some ethical and social responsibility that might be faced by small-business managers with their environment, customers, and employees?

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The environment has become a very important issue these days, especially after so much attention was raised by the Extinction Rebellion movement towards the fact that the planet is in a very dire situation. Therefore, small businesses, just like anybody else, most definitely have a responsibility with regard to looking after the environment.

Naturally, this depends very much on the goods a business is dealing with. For example, a business selling food could aim to keep their carbon footprint as low as possible by avoiding selling goods that have to be imported by airplane. Instead, they could aim to mainly sell locally-produced food. Businesses could also keep an eye on the use of plastic within their business; for example, by substituting plastic shopping bags with paper bags or by allowing customers to reuse their own containers. Switching to renewable energy sources, such as solar power, could also be a step towards a more environmentally friendly business, especially if combined...

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Last Updated by eNotes Editorial on February 25, 2020