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Wieland Standards and Audits for Ethics Management Systems



The European Perspective

2003. 2003, 255 Seiten, Gebunden, Book, Format (B × H): 159 mm x 241 mm, Gewicht: 1220 g Reihe: Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy
ISBN: 978-3-540-40206-0
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH


Wieland Standards and Audits for Ethics Management Systems

The articles collected in this volume deal with the contents and processes of good corporate practice. Their common question is how moral values and ethical demands can become an integral part of economic and corporate deci­ sions- in a way that is credible and comprehensible for the society. Generally accepted best practice or minimum requirements for codes of conduct matter in this context. They codify values like integrity, fairness, openness, honesty, truthfulness, solidarity and justice, which have to be im­ plemented in a company's day-to-day business. In one sentence: There is a need to develop criteria for seriosity and credibility, for evaluating and con­ trolling standards of conduct and the managerial systems created for this purpose. In the international arena terms like Ethics management system, Ethics program, Values program, Ethics audit and Social audit are in use to denote these management systems. In this context it seems to me that the European perspective results from the values driven integration of corporate govern­ ance (e.g. risk management, compliance), quality management (e.g. human capital, supply chain) and corporate citizenship (human rights, ecology, so­ cial responsibility, communitiy) into a comprehensive and consistent man­ agement decision system. The core value and common denominator of these areas is sustainability. This, for instance, as opposed to narrow compliance programs that are largely law driven, to use a distinction which Lynn S. Paine introduced.

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I Standards.- 1. ValuesManagementSystemzfw: A New Standard for Values Driven Management.- 2. AA1000 Series: The Challenge of Accountability Management.- 3. The Ethical Management System of FORETICA.- 4. The Q-RES Project: The Quality of Social and Ethical Responsibility of Corporations.- II Studies about Standards and Audits.- 5. Values Management Systems and their Auditing: Concept, Instruments and Empirical Experiences.- 6. Issues in the Development of an Anti-Corruption Management System Standard.- 7. Political Party Funding and Business Corruption.- 8. Developing a Corporate Values Statement- A Case Study.- 9. Measuring Moral Capital.- 10. Ethics Management Systems, Responsibility and Information Technology.- 11. Framework for Ethically Aware Businesses: The Integrity Management Model.- About the Editor.


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