You will need to demonstrate an understanding on social issues relating to the business case.

 Individuals in Society FYS001-0    

Assignment 2- LEGO CSR

Unit title & code

Individuals in Society    FYS001-0    

Assignment number and title

Assignment 2- LEGO CSR

Assessment type

In class test on a case study – Lego

Weighting of assessment

30%

Size or length of assessment

One hour (online)

Unit learning outcomes

Demonstrate the following knowledge and understanding

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how to study effectively, taking responsibility for your own learning and your personal development

·         Demonstrate your use of appropriate academic study skills to enhance your learning and personal development and apply when responding to assessment tasks 

 

 

                               

What am I required to do in this assignment?

Assessment two: - Online Test – 1.5 hours – Corporate Social Responsibility LEGO

Assessment two is an online class test that asks you to answer questions on a business case study to test your ability to understand a case. On the day of your assessment, you will be provided with an online test paper which will be divided into two parts:

  • Part a: 3 essay questions (each question will be marked out of 20)
  • Part b: 20 multiple choice questions (each multiple-choice question will carry two marks)

Paper total mark is out of 100.

Each question needs to be answered to gain your desired grades.  

Case study: - LEGO

Your case study topic is on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on LEGO. You will need to demonstrate an understanding on social issues relating to the busines case.  LEGO will be a business that will be referred to in class when looking at CSR.

Lego to ditch plastic bags after children call for change

Lego will start replacing plastic packaging with paper bags from 2021 as the toy brick maker aims to become more sustainable.

Lego said it had been prompted by letters from children asking it to remove the single-use plastic bags.

It said it would be investing up to $400m (£310m) over three years to improve its sustainability efforts.

Lego bricks themselves are made of plastic, although the company is exploring alternative materials.

"We have received many letters from children about the environment asking us to remove single-use plastic packaging," Lego Group chief executive Niels B Christiansen said.

"We have been exploring alternatives for some time and the passion and ideas from children inspired us to begin to make the change," he added.

From next year the toy company will start introducing recyclable paper bags, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, to package its loose bricks.

This is part of Lego`s ambition to make all its packaging sustainable by the end of 2025.

"Children liked the paper bags being trialled in 2021 as they were environmentally friendly and easy to open," Mr Christiansen added.

Pressure has been growing on retailers to reduce their use of plastic bags and packaging. However, it is not always straightforward to ensure alternatives aren`t more carbon intensive to produce, transport and recycle.

Lego said its investment would also go into educational programmes and efforts to make the company more sustainable in other areas.

In 2015, the Danish firm set a target to make its products from sustainable materials by 2030. As part of this pledge it will expand the use of bio-bricks, such as those using sugar cane as a component.

Earlier this month Lego said sales and profits had risen in the first half of this year as consumers bought more of their products during lockdowns to restrict the spread of coronavirus. It said families bought bigger and more complicated Lego sets to keep themselves busy.

The toy maker plans still plans to open 120 new Lego stores around the world this year despite the pandemic which saw most bricks-and-mortar shops closed for extended periods.

 

What do I need to do to pass? (Threshold Expectations from UIF)

To pass Assessment 2, you will need to:

  • Address the task as set. - answer all the questions in the test paper under part A & B.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the case study. – refer to LEGO case study
  • Make at least a minimum set of suitable recommendations. – where the questions have asked you too.

How do I produce high quality work that merits a good grade?

We will be filling this section in together in class onmake sure you have downloaded/printed out the Assignment Brief and bring it to the session with you.

How does assignment relate to what we are doing in scheduled sessions?

 This assignment relates to the topic Corporate social responsibility which is being studied as business topic. Students are getting the opportunity to interpret a case study and demonstrate their understanding on the topic.

 

How will my assignment be marked?

Your assignment will be marked according to the threshold expectations and the criteria on the following page.

You can use them to evaluate your own work and estimate your grade before you submit.

 

3rd Class – 40-49%

Lower 2nd – 50-59%

Upper 2nd – 60-69%

1st Class – 70%+

Knowledge and understanding of subject matter

(30%)

Adequate grasp of knowledge but with evident shortcomings   

Basic understanding of the subject matter with inconsistencies  

Basic contexts described, some irrelevance of information presented

Good grasp of knowledge demonstrated 

Good understanding of the subject matter but may be limited and with some inaccuracy 

Basic contexts described

Very good breadth and depth of knowledge demonstrated 

Very good understanding of the subject matter and its terminology

A range of varied and specific contexts described

Excellent breadth and depth of knowledge demonstrated 

Excellent understanding of the subject matter and its terminology

A comprehensive range of varied and specific contexts described

Interpretation and evaluation of subject material

(30%)

Adequate grasp of knowledge but with evident shortcomings   

Basic understanding of the subject matter with inconsistencies  

Basic contexts described, some irrelevance of information presented

Good grasp of knowledge demonstrated 

Good understanding of the subject matter but may be limited and with some inaccuracy 

Very good breadth and depth of knowledge demonstrated 

Very good understanding of the subject matter and its terminology

Excellent breadth and depth of knowledge demonstrated 

Excellent understanding of the subject matter and its terminology

Structure, Presentation and Layout

(20%)

Adequate grasp of knowledge but with evident shortcomings   

Basic understanding of the subject matter with inconsistencies  

Basic contexts described, some irrelevance of information presented

Good grasp of knowledge demonstrated 

Good understanding of the subject matter but may be limited and with some inaccuracy 

Very good breadth and depth of knowledge demonstrated 

Very good understanding of the subject matter and its terminology

Excellent breadth and depth of knowledge demonstrated 

Excellent understanding of the subject matter and its terminology

Referencing, relevance and quality of research sources

(20%)

Adequate grasp of knowledge but with evident shortcomings   

Basic understanding of the subject matter with inconsistencies  

Basic contexts described, some irrelevance of information presented

Good grasp of knowledge demonstrated 

Good understanding of the subject matter but may be limited and with some inaccuracy 

Basic contexts described

Very good breadth and depth of knowledge demonstrated 

Very good understanding of the subject matter and its terminology

A range of varied and specific contexts described

Excellent breadth and depth of knowledge demonstrated 

Excellent understanding of the subject matter and its terminology

A comprehensive range of varied and specific contexts described



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