Case Study Analysis

Please read attached case study. Don’t write an essay or summarize the case study itself. You need to understand the case study and analyse the case study by answering the following three issues. Note: 5 academic resources including books, online academic articles – Harvard style to be used.

You don’t need to reference the actual case study or explain initiatives in detail – just a brief reference to an initiative/action implemented in the case study company is sufficient to put forward your views. When analyzing the case study you should read the claims the company makes about its sustainability initiatives and assess the claims made. Read the sustainability theories but don’t just report and describe them in your report

Issues to be considered when analysing attached case study

Issue 1: Identification of sustainability initiatives and their authenticity?

Consider what sustainability initiatives have been implemented by the case organisation and if the initiatives are ‘authentic’. Your answer should identify the sustainability initiatives evident within the case study and the extent to which the case organsiation is being authentic or genuine in their efforts.

Issue 2:  Contribution of initiatives to enhancing positive social and human outcomes for human resources.

From having considered issue 1 you should already be aware of the sustainability initiatives and how authentic the organisation is when it comes to suitability. Now for issue 2 you need to consider if any of the sustainability initiatives already identified in issue 1 specifically contribute to enhancing positive social and human outcomes for the case organisations’ human resources. You should not identify any new sustainability initiatives but rather explain how those identified in issue 1 do or do not contribute to enhancing positive social and human outcomes for the case organisations’ human resources.

Explore 5 academic sources to see if the case study outcomes align with sustainability dimension “Health, Safety, environment”, sustainability in business, stake holder management theory, and sustainability principles

Issue 3. How outcomes might differ for the similar initiatives in a different business context Issue 3

Requires you to consider how the same sustainability initiatives you identified in issue 1 might differ if they were implemented in a different business context (SME, NFP, Public, Private). For example, if you identified a large private, for profit organisation as having a corporate volunteering policy as one of their initiatives whereby they provide their employees with time away from work to help support local community activities, you could than consider if such an initiative would be feasible in a small or medium sized organisation. Hence you are considering the transferability of your identified initiatives and their feasibility in a different business context.


Review and pull together the main points of the analysis, no need to state an opinion here – your review/summary of the main points will suffice.

The case study focuses on the approaches adopted by Goedehoop Colliery’s Company to manage HIV/AIDS in the workplace and community. The economic and health impacts of the prevalence of HIV/AIDS led to the development of initiatives to ensure that new infections are controlled, and the sick get treatment. The efforts resulted in a significant decrease in the spread of the disease, deaths, and a reduction in absenteeism that enhanced the organization’s productivity and profits. The paper provides an analysis of these strategies and their authenticity, the impact on human resources, and how these outcomes could differ in a distinct business setting.

Sustainability Initiatives and the Authenticity                    

One of the strategies introduced was involving employees in the dissemination of information concerning the disease, creating awareness, and enhancing communication. The purpose of the initiative was to educate people on HIV/AIDS for them to understand the benefit of learning about the pandemic. The use of peer educators and the voluntary counseling and testing facilities help in behavior change (Friedrich, Hoffmann, and Bauer 2015). The focus on encouraging people to know their status and monitoring the progress of the process made sure that the company understood what to do to improve further. The strategy was a genuine action by the organization in an attempt to have their employees get knowledge concerning HIV/AIDS and know how to deal with the disease. Additionally, allowing open communication throughout the company illustrates the interest to ensure staff can voice their fears and concerns regarding the disease. The introduction of a confidentiality pledge to protect the staff HIV/AIDS status was an excellent step that shows the organization’s respect for autonomy….

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