Standards Matter: Count the Ways

A company’s ethical achievements are increased eleven-fold when employees are encouraged to base their decisions on the values and standards of the business. That’s the key finding of a new survey by the Ethics & Compliance Initiative, an alliance of organizations committed to business best practice. The ethics group lists the benefits of company programs that go beyond bare minimum standards of responsible conduct in the second installment of its Global Business Ethics Survey. It reports that high-quality ethics and compliance programs were remarkably empowering: “Never before in history have employees revealed just how much of an impact these programs have in their organizations. Simply put, organizational leaders should not be satisfied with a minimally constructed program as it’s well evidenced that any step taken towards high-quality performance provides a significant return on investment and an improved culture.”

John Howell, Editorial Director

Company News

Jul 20, 2011 11:17 AM ET

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Jul 20, 2011 11:15 AM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) New York - 20 July 2011 - The third edition of the Global Compact International Yearbook, which spotlights corporate...

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Jul 20, 2011 8:20 AM ET

The Vermont Foodbank has launched a “do nothing about hunger” cause campaign. Cans of “nothing”, 14,000 empty cans with slots for collections, will be sold for $2.99 each at all...

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Jul 19, 2011 6:05 PM ET

by Trish Holder

Remember Frasier Crane's catchphrase:  "I'm listening"?

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Jul 19, 2011 5:48 PM ET

I read CausePlanet.org’s book reviews and articles on a regular basis for their wisdom and to follow the conversation. In preparing to write this post, I perused many recent...

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Jul 19, 2011 4:45 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Syracuse, NY - July 19, 2011 - One Park Place, a ten-story office building located in Syracuse, New York and managed by American Landmark Properties, has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental...

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Jul 19, 2011 4:33 PM ET

The Tour arrived in Las Vegas just in time to help the Las Vegas Springs Preserve clean up after a big storm.  Volunteers cleared trails and collected ten full bags of litter.

In Denver, the Team conducted a conservation project...

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Jul 19, 2011 4:02 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) London - 19 July, 2011 - The Research4Life partners today announced two winners in the “Access to Scientific Research Literature” global case study competition on how HINARI, AGORA, and/or OARE have impacted...

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