Ethics are the foundation of successful organization and its reputation has a significant impact on how consumers view the corporation. This 787 Lithium-Ion battery issue is a classic case of an organizations choice of profit over safety. I do not believe that Boeing made the right choice in lowering its ethical standards in order to save some money. Changing to the heavier nickel-cadmium batteries may have added to the operating cost but this would be minimal compared to the losses incurred through fires and loss of consumer confidence. Even though Boeing thought that they had a good fix for the problem they still needed to make sure they are adhering to the FAA’s standards and practices.