This seems fairly straightforward, and brings to light a significant concept: that an organization is not an actor, in the sense previously discussed. Then I’ll examine the kind of ethical considerations companies need to address, how they can go about doing business in a more ethical way, and look at some examples of ethical business practices. Almost every business policy that the Japanese are well-known for is as a result of the post-World War 2 economic reconstruction in Japan.
The Ericsson Code of Business Ethics is our tool to be a trusted partner, to conduct business responsibly and to remind us that every action counts. Otherwise ethical people could go into business only with a high risk of failure. Companies that act ethically impart a sense of trust and responsibility in both local and national communities; this type of trust can often promote strong business alliances.
You can use the service to raise concerns about behaviour that might go against our business ethics. Do We Really Want Businesses to be Good Corporate Citizens?”, Business Ethics Quarterly, 18(1): 1-26. Companies were evaluated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program; corporate citizenship and responsibility; culture of ethics; governance; and leadership, innovation and reputation.
But a more potent force for improving business conduct lies in the fact that fraud and corruption can permanently damage a company’s reputation — or even destroy it. And the harm affects all related businesses, tarring them with the same brush. This should be ensured by carrying out a comprehensive examination of every decision made in relation to profitability as well as long term value and social responsibility.
Of course, there are certain pollution walls they have to follow, but many of them believe it is ethical responsibility to do more than just what the law requires. As trade and commerce have expanded relentlessly throughout the ages, business orientated legislation has also grown exponentially beyond the basics of property ownership, taxation and theft.