In this course scenario, you are working as a business analyst at ABC Beauty, a global health and beauty company. For an upcoming town hall with the company CEO, Ms. Ann Hernandez, all business analysts are asked to draft a consulting report. The intent of this report is to understand the organizational structure and management style of one global company drawn from a list, to analyze its CSR success stories, and to apply its best practices to ABC Beauty, the company where you work. To begin, select a company from the List of Companies document. Next, visit the webpage links provided for the company and identify the various functional areas in the company and its approach to CSR. You may also conduct research of your chosen company using the Wall Street Journal resource located in the module Resources, or the SNHU MBA Library Guide.
Your task is to draft a consulting report to your CEO. Your report should include the following information:
- Define and differentiate the various functional areas, departments, or business units of your chosen company.
- Analyze how these functional areas, departments, or business units work together to achieve strategic and operational goals. For example, consider their product design or customer service achievements. (a) What sets your chosen company apart from it’s competitors? (b) What CSR strategies of your chosen company can be applied to the ABC beauty company that you currently work for in this scenario? The shortlisted reports will be shared with your CEO. Clear communication is an important facet of management, so please check your proposal for correct spelling and grammar.
Guidelines for Submission
In a Word document, use double-spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. This consulting report should be 2 pages in length and include references cited in APA format. Consult the Shapiro Library APA Style Guide for more information on citations.
Overview In this course scenario, you are working as a business analyst at ABC Beauty, a global health and beauty company. For an upcoming town hall with the company CEO, Ms. Ann Hernandez, all busine
MBA 500 List of Companies Note: The following websites have been used alongside official company websites as references for confirming information and reports . • Mission Statement Academy • Comparably • AnnualReports.com Apple Inc. Items Links Vision Statement “We believe that we are on the face of the earth to make great products and that’s not changing.” A v ision statement is not available on Apple’s official website nor on any other official platform. In the official discussion forum of Apple, there is a mention of a vision statement, but it can’t be claimed as the authentic vision statement of the company. Communities: Vision and Missi on of Apple, Inc. Mission Statement “To [bring ] the best user experience to its customers through its innovative hardware, software, and services.” A m ission statement is not available on Apple’s official website. 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Investor Relations: Annual Reports, Proxies and Shareholder Letters 2019 Amazon Annual Report Toyota Items Links Vision Statement Toyota ’s global vision is depicted using a picture of a tree. Other websites and Toyota’s annual report contain a textual explanation of the vision statement image. Toyota Glo bal Vision Mission Statement “Toyota will lead the future mobility society, enriching lives around the world with the safest and most responsible ways of moving people.” Toyota’s website has three mission statements on it. However, they read more like the philosophy of the company th an as a mission statement. Toyota Global Vision Values Toyota Mission and Vision Statement Analysis Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Toyota’s CSR report is available on its website . Toyota: Environmental Report Toyota: Environmental Report 2020 Items Links Annual Report Toyota: Annual Report 2019 Walmart Items Links Vision Statement “Be the destination for customers to save money, no matter how they want to shop.” Walmart’s vision statement is not available on its official website. Walmart Mission and Vision Statement Analysis Mission Statement “To save people money so they can live better.” Walmart website doesn’t contain the mission statement, but on their website , Sam Walton’s mission is quoted as the mission they strive to advance. The Walmart Digital Museum: A Global Company Values Walmart Mission and Vision State ment Analysis Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) The Walmart CSR report is available on its website. Walmart: 2019 Environmental, Social, and Governance Report Annual Report Walmart’s ann ual report is available on its website in the Investors section. Walmart: Financial Information Walmart 2019 Annual Report: Defining the Future of Retail Walt Disney Items Links Vision Statement “To be one of the world’s leading producers and providers of entertainment and information.” There is no mention of a v ision statement on the company’s website ; however, on other websites the vision statement is inferred from the company’s philosophy . Disney Mission and Vision Statement Analysis Mission Statement “The mission of The Walt Disney Company is to entertain, inform and inspire people around the globe through the power of unparalleled storytelling, reflecting the iconic brands, creative minds and innovative technologies that make ours the world’ s premier entertainment company.” The mission statement of Walt Disney is available in the website’s About Us section. About the Walt Disney Company: Our Mission Values Disney Mission and Vision Statement Analysis Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Disney ’s CSR report is available on its website. 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