The concept has come to mean various things to various people, but generally it’s coming to know what it right or wrong in the workplace and doing what’s right – this is in regard to effects of products/services and in relationships with stakeholders. The hotline and portal are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in all jurisdictions in which we have employees, to provide a confidential and secure means for our employees to report concerns about conduct that may be contrary to our values and standards.
DFSI employee participation in some modest forms of hospitality is permitted where: a clear underlying business purpose exists; it is in the normal course of business; relates to the work of the Department; has a public benefit; and is disclosed by the employee.
Hence, it would seem reasonable to consider the ethics of a business according to the behaviors encouraged or required by its mission statement, and presume that if those who act to serve the business do so in a manner that is true to its mission, then its actions are as ethical as the mission of the business – specifically, that if a mission is good, then any action undertaken in pursuit of that goal is also good by virtue of its intention.
In terms of the broader economic ecostructure, considerations reach out into acknowledgements of second and third parties rights not to be destroyed by untrammelled aggressive actions and the respective wisdom of treating business as, firstly, a war, or, secondly, a value-adding community activity.
The Novo Nordisk Way outlines expectations for employee behaviour by stating that ‘we never compromise on quality and business ethics’ (Essential 10), which is also supported by our business ethics policy, as well as detailed procedures for how to operate.… Read More