Ethics relates to the system of values and framework of business conduct that serves as a basis for all business activity. Today, most businesses articulate their ethics framework in a Code of Ethics which is transparently communicated and assimilated comprehensively within the business. This is seen as a core element of socially responsible business practice.
BeyondBusiness can assist your business by mapping all the relevant values, business objectives, stakeholder relationships and ethical dilemmas and stories from your business in order to write a Code of Ethics in the appropriate style and tone for your organization. We define the policy/process/procedures which should support assimilation of ethics code and behaviors – and we create company-specific dilemmas to assist understanding and assimilation. We assist you to lead a process for engaging all employees
In addition, we help you create the appropriate ethics institutions for your business. This may include appointment of an Ethics Officer, a whistle-blowing policy, ethics champions, feedback processes or training programs for new employees, ethics games, or commentary in the Employee Handbook or other internal communications materials.
(1) We ran an Ethics Workshop for the senior Management Team of a large company in Israel . During the workshop, the team realized that some of their current business practices were not aligned with the spirit of ethical practice, and created a change program to make adjustments. (2) We supported the writing and assimilation of the fashion Company comme il faut’s Code of Ethics.