Hershey’s Ethical Supply Chain Dilemma

Hersey’s Ethical Supply Chain Dilemma by David A. Wernick (Top Hat)

Answer the following question.

According to author Karl Schoenberger, “corporations are incapable, almost by design, of exercising moral and ethical judgments… They react (only) when coerced into accountability by some external force – a legal constraint or the scandal of a negative advocacy campaign.” Do you agree? Provide evidence from the Hershey’s case to support your argument. What are the implications for consumers and activist groups interested in promoting positive social change?