The Catholic University of America

Manufacturing

  1. Are there any moral obligations regarding what level of quality to maintain in the goods that we produce?
  2. Are there any moral obligations regarding a firm’s treatment of the environment, beyond following the law?
  3. Is it morally acceptable to invest in technology that improves our treatment of the environment, if this is not required by law, does not improve our market position, and reduces the profits that would otherwise go to the firm’s owners?
  4. Is it morally acceptable to use animals for food, clothing, or work?
  5. Should food manufacturers have any concern about how animals are treated, beyond what is required by law (e.g., is breeding animals in close confinement acceptable)?
  6. Is using animals for testing products morally acceptable?