Case Study: Home Depot Implement Stakeholder Orientation

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Case Study: Home Depot Implement Stakeholder Orientation

Case Study: Home Depot Implement Stakeholder Orientation
Gupta Bhagirath, BUS604
Grand Canyon University

Abstract

The Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is an American retailer of home improvement and construction products and services. The Home Depot employees Three Hundred Forty Five Thousand and it operates 2,193 big-box format stores across the United States (including all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam), Canada (all ten provinces), Mexico and China. The Home Depot is headquartered from the Atlanta Store Support Center in unincorporated Cobb County, Georgia, near Atlanta. It also operates four wholly owned subsidiaries: Apex Supply
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The foundation supports many community projects, including Habitat for Humanity. City of Home Cancer, a California-based cancer-treatment center, and KaBOOM, a playground construction organization. In 2007, the Home Depot Foundtion commited to investing $400 million in grants over the next 10 years, which will result in the development of 100000 affordable, healthy homes for working families, and the planting and preservation of more than three million community trees in urban areas. (Homedepotfoundation.org, 2009)

All of Home Depots philanthropic activities are too numerous to mention. Giving back to the community through philanthropy is one of their eight core values that Home Depot delivers on the most. Through an extensive community relations program , we reach our to the communities where our associates live and work with philanthropic and volunteer support. Programs bring together volunteerism, do it your self expertise, product donations and monetary grants to meet critical needs and build affordable communities.

3. How do you think Home Depot has handled ethical issues such as gender discrimination and other human resource issues over the last ten years?
In Aug 2004, as a result of an approved settlement, the U. S. District Judge in Colorado ordered Home Depot to pay $5.5 million to current and former employees, as well as significant injunctive relief. Like many other large corporations, when there is a settlement there is no admission of wrong

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