A major theme this movie was emphasizing was the fact thatcompanies are willing to hurt the people or the environment if that allows themto make a bigger profit. They showed many cases where companies had dumpedtheir industrial wastes into rivers or vast deforestation which happened due tothe industrial revolution. In some instances corporations evaluate whether ornot following the laws will yield the greatest profit, and in many cases itwould financially make more sense to break the law and then pay the fine afterthe fact then to just follow the laws and do things legally. An example theyused was Nike exploiting the low labor rates in underdeveloped countries.
Nikehad lied and said that they did not use sweatshops to produce their productwhen they were and they were only fined $1.5 million dollars. Nike had paidtheir Dominican workers only 70 cents an hour which is very low when you lookat the amount of money they were charging for their products. This movie wantedto make it clear that these large corporations do not care about the well beingof the people working for them, they only cared about how much profit theycould make.
Just imagine how much money they had saved by only paying theiremployees 70 cents an hour compared to a normal wage here in the United States.It shows how enticing it is for these companies to manufacture inunderdeveloped countries where workers can be exploited. In the end, Nike onlyended up getting fined $1.5 million. The film also touched upon the factthat as our world sits right now, it has no sustainability as we continueto dwindle our resources to nothing and we don’t change how we producethings. Everything that we produce is slowly chipping away at the health of theworld and eventually things will start to die off at an alarming rate. The filmis trying to show us that these large corporations are willingly and knowinglykilling off our environment just so they can make an