The Effect of Consumers on Other Stakeholders When Using the Products of the Organization

The Effect of Consumers on Other Stakeholders When Using the Products of the Organization
By consumers shopping at supermarkets it pollutes the environment and damages human health The biggest single threat to life on earth is global warming and the biggest single cause of global warming is vehicle pollution. Overall social and environmental costs of food transport are £9 billion and have huge impacts on road congestion, accidents, climate change, and noise and air pollution. An example might be when Morrison?s build a new out of town superstore, this causes congestion through the number of people trying to access this one store and causes pollution through the use of there vehicles. The average item of food purchased from a supermarket such as Morrison?s travels over 1000 miles; by lorry/plane from the producer to the store and then by car from the store to the consumer. As well as causing severe environmental damage, the pollution caused by supermarket-generated traffic is a major contributor to rising levels of asthma and other respiratory diseases
By consumers shopping at supermarkets it supports dismantling communities and undermining local economies People can only eat so much food, so logic dictates that shopping at supermarkets puts village shops and high street stores out of business. Every supermarket that opens results in a net loss of 200-300 jobs, as a whole network of local shops and their suppliers is destroyed. Whereas money spent in independent shops tends to stay in the local economy, supermarkets act as giant vacuum cleaners; sucking money out of an area and putting it into the bank accounts of distant shareholders. By consumers shopping at supermarkets it results in contributing in unnecessary, damaging and costly packaging waste supermarket food is encased in far more packaging all of this leaves an ever growing waste mountain, much of which is multi-material (e.g. cardboard stuck to foil wrapped in plastic) and therefore impossible to recycle. This means it must be buried (to pollute the soil and water) or incinerated (to pollute the air), the cost of which is met by the taxpayer not the supermarkets. By shopping at supermarkets it supports in exploiting both the people and the land of developing countries In their never ceasing quest to drive down prices paid to suppliers and so increase profits, supermarkets are increasingly sourcing the food they sell from the developing world where wages are low, working conditions are poor and pollution laws are non existent. This leads to countries who can barely feed themselves seeing their best agricultural land producing food for UK supermarkets at rock bottom prices by consumers consuming products from Morrison?s it means that they are supporting this.

The Effect of Consumers on Other Stakeholders When Using the Products of the Organization 7 of 10 on the basis of 2823 Review.