For business, reputations are no longer based simply on products and services delivered to the customer. Now, clients, employees and society at large is taking an active and vigilant interest in corporate responsibility and ethics. And that interest can have a direct and profound effect on a company’s bottom line.
Walking the talk of ethical conduct is not as easy as it may at first appear however. Companies need to demonstrate that they can sustain ethical relationships with stakeholders across the business – from procurement to recruitment to financial reporting and beyond – and that’s not about ticking regulatory boxes or complying with the letter of the law. It’s about creating a company grounded in the core values that support an ethical culture – a challenge, given the fact that a culture of ethics is not always naturally present in a business.
So what are the first steps to building an ethical company? And how do you go about ensuring that your business is operating in an ethically consistent way day-to-day?
Download this new report from Report It Now – Checklist: How to Build an Ethical Business – to find out how to keep best-practice ethical practices in play in your business.
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