1st Edition

Creating a Culture of Integrity Business Ethics for the 21st Century

By Andrea Spencer-Cooke, Fran van Dijk Copyright 2015
    92 Pages
    by Routledge

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    For companies, unethical business practices like bribery and corruption pose major business risks, and can result in fines, reputational damage, lost business opportunity and – increasingly – criminal or civil charges.Organizations have responded to this critical governance issue with rigorous formal integrity and compliance frameworks, to set out and enforce standards for ethical business practice. But companies also need to create an enduring culture of integrity that establishes doing the right thing as the cultural norm across the organization – and this requires more than compliance alone.Creating a Culture of Integrity identifies the key actions sustainability and compliance officers can take to foster this cultural shift within their organizations.This "one-stop" toolkit for embedding integrity also includes: inspiring best-practice case studies from companies who’ve implemented culture change, with insights on how they deal with ethical dilemmas when these arise and; powerful arguments to help you make the business case for building a strong ethical culture around your compliance system.

    AbstractAbout the authorsAcknowledgements1. Introduction2. Moving beyond compliance3. Values and culture4. Setting up support systems5. Model: Leading by example6. Educate: training and awareness7. Reward: performance and incentives8. What to do when things go wrong9. Keeping your culture strongNotes and References