Maquiladoras vs Nature

The maquiladora Industry presented the construction of its operations as ecological sustainable. They claimed that efforts were put in place to maintain nature’s integrity. However, the truth has been much different. The implementation of programs designed to asses risks and achieve an ethical solution for the environmental issues were derailed when the cost for the program exceeded the maquiladoras budgeted expenses. In it’s place, a program that attempts to maintain environmental sustainability was introduced. However, the program claims of requiring maquiladoras to adhere to their new standard was inefficient. Mainly because the programs that would fine maquiladoras that did not met the required ” green system” or  minimal specifications, operated under a one size fits all regulation system across all maquiladoras. They all required the same specifications be applied, the problem was industrial maquiladoras were located across the Mexican border to the Northern of Mexico. The resources were not the same, the population differ as well as their sustainability methods. Many of the maquiladoras did not bother to comply with specifications, due to their inability to provide with accountability groups due to lack of funding, this helped perpetuate this problem. The way maquiladora’s interact with nature depends in their location, there needs to first be the ability to understand the connection between humans and nature to be able to learn how to maintain nature’s integrity. In the article Chronically Unstable Bodies: Reflections on Amazonian Corporalities (Abstract 5), Aparecida Vilaca helps to shed light into the different perspectives that can be taken into consideration while trying to understand and study the possible connection between human culture and the effects it has to the environment. For more insight we can also draw from the article, Ethics Primer for University Students Intending to Become Natural Resource Managers and Administrators (Abstract 6)  were the author, Richard J. McNeil, provides us with various theories of ethical prospective such as Consequentialism (most good for the most people), Rule-based (responsibilities and duties), Right-based (moral rights), Institutionalism (because is the right thing to do), and Virtue ethics (right behavior based on virtues). The idea is to choose the best ethical theory that would consider nature as part of its plan for conservation. Maquiladoras unfortunately are more concern with trying to balance some of the environmental concerns that natives may rise, however, nature is not at the top of their priority. They have been destroying nature with the discharge of hazardous waste, with little or no concern to what this would do to animals and plants that leave in the same environment.