Imperial Chemical Industries
... Chemical Industries Plc. (ICI) is one of the world's major specialty chemicals and paints businesses with products and ingredients developedand manufactured for a wide range of markets (Annual Report and Accounts 2005, 0; Investor Relations: Our Business, online).
The four environmental factors that are particularly influential on profitability are the technological environment, the economic environment, the legal environment, and the political environment.
Two factors in the technological environment are influential on profitability. First, equipment and system failures can disrupt operations and profitability (Annual Report and Accounts 2005,149). Second, ICI operates in competitive markets...