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First industry-wide global sustainability goals set by International Tourism Partnership - news

By Brian Collett — Four ethical goals have been set by the International Tourism Partnership , the London-based hospitality industry body, to celebrate its 25th anniversary.  ...

C&A publishes list of 2,000 factories in its supply chain - news

By Brian Collett — The international fashion retailer C&A has published the details of all its suppliers in its efforts to achieve the most transparent supply chain.  ...

The Economist Intelligence Unit global business survey finds ‘strategic CSR’ - news

By Brian Collett — A small proportion of global businesses approached by a leading survey agency addresses climate change issues and child labour in their supply chains, though their...

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Europe conference Europe highlights partnerships - news

By Brian Collett — The importance of strength in numbers in encouraging responsible practice was emphasised by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil at its Europe conference.  ...

Fashion For Good program starts up with grant from the C&A Foundation - news

By Brian Collett — Brands, retailers, and manufacturers have been invited to join a programme encouraging good practice by the C&A Foundation.   The Foundation,...

Ethical standards raised over UK IFA’s ISO 22222 claims - news

by Roger Aitken - Financial advisers in the UK who are accredited with ISO 22222, the international standard for personal financial planners, have a duty and obligation to ask clients about...

Primark to expand ethical trading team as DFID partnership kicks off - news

Value fashion retailer Primark is to partner with the Department for International Development (DFID) in the UK to improve working conditions for garment workers in developing markets. The...

Animal welfare tops consumer concerns - news

As a nation renowned for its love of animals, it comes as no surprise that animal welfare is the top ethical concern for consumers when it comes to food and drink companies, trumping...

Animal welfare tops consumer concerns with food companies - news

When it comes to ethical claims made by food and drink companies, new research from Mintel finds that concerns over animal welfare top the list, trumping environmental concerns and concerns over...

IBE tackles ethics challenge of intergenerational workforce - news

Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials have all developed their own ethical standards and understanding of what is right and wrong in the workplace, according to a new briefing...

Business ethics no longer just compliance issue, says CIMA - news

Nearly a third of UK-based finance professionals feel under pressure to compromise their ethical standards, according to a new report from the Chartered Institute of Management Accounts (CIMA)....

IBE addresses ethics challenge of intergenerational workforce - news

Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials have all developed their own ethical standards and understanding of what is right and wrong in the workplace, according to a new briefing...

Taking the right route to restoring public trust? - news

With public trust in big business remaining fragile, the IBE and CISI have relaunched Investing in Integrity (IiI) is a chartermark, founded in 2012, which enables an organisation to reassure...

British public want government action over business ethics, survey says - news

The majority of the British public believes that policy to promote ethical practices among big businesses should be prioritised by the next government, a new poll shows. The ComRes poll,...

Greater take-up of IiI charter mark urged - news

More businesses should sign up to the Investing in Integrity (IiI) charter mark to reassure the public that they are trustworthy, Lord Mayor, Alderman Alan Yarrow has urged. The Lord Mayor...

Call for higher take-up of Investing in Integrity standard - news

More businesses should sign up to the Investing in Integrity (IiI) charter mark to reassure the public that they are trustworthy, Lord Mayor, Alderman Alan Yarrow has urged.  “One...

Reward employees for how they do business, says IBE - news

Reward employees who uphold company values, says a new guide from the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE).  Knowing that they will be appraised on how they do business as well as what...

SSE trailblazes with Fair Tax Mark accreditation - news

SSE plc, the UK's second largest energy supplier, has become the first FTSE 100 company to be awarded the Fair Tax Mark. Launched in February 2014, the Fair Tax Mark is the world's...

Opening the door to transparency - news

Transparency is a step beyond regular Corporate Social Responsibility - it means not just behaving ethically but showing how you’re doing it. Miranda Ingram reports  ...

Opening the door to transparency - news

Transparency is a step beyond regular Corporate Social Responsibility - it means not just behaving ethically but showing how you’re doing it. Miranda Ingram reports  ...

Carillion wins integrity chartermark - news

Carillion plc has achieved the Investing in Integrity (IiI) chartermark as a result of successful completion of the rigorous IiI accreditation process.? Investing in Integrity (IiI) is a...

New UK banking reforms on the cards - news

Tougher tests have been proposed to ensure that senior UK bankers whose conduct could wreck their bank or seriously harm customers can be held accountable. Under the proposals bankers would...

Banknote business trailblazes industry-wide code of ethical conduct - news

Crane Currency, De La Rue plc and Innovia Security have become the first companies to be accredited under the Banknote Ethics Initiative (BnEI). The BnEI was launched last year at the...

IBE recognises writing excellence - news

Gavin Hinks, a freelance financial journalist (pictured right) and Michelle Spiteri Bailey, a PhD student (pictured far right) at the University of Leicester, have recently won top spots at the...

inbrief - news

Ethical enlightenment… The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has produced an ethical scenario tool to help people comply with ethical standards in a volatile and...

Taking executive decisions about ethical behaviour - news

New IBE research has shown an apparent lack of explicit engagement at EU level with ethical principles in corporate governance guidance. There is limited requirement, or indeed encouragement,...

Squeaky clean... - news

Colgate-Palmolive has been named to Fortune Magazine’s 2013 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies,” an annual ranking of the world’s most admired and respected...

Companies turn to certification statements to enforce codes of ethics - news

Companies are increasingly using certification statements to ensure staff comply with their codes of ethics, and also as a governance tool, research by the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) has...

Trust deficit means business must prove its ethics - news

There was once a time when business leaders could just tell society ‘trust me to do the right thing’ and the general public would do so. Then, with increased regulation and pressures...

Enter the fray and rules will emerge ... eventually - news

It seems like only yesterday that 'globalisation' was the hot topic among economics and documentary journalists. By the late 1990s, as developed countries watched swathes of their...

Zimbabwe diamonds row legacy leaves monitoring process in crisis - news

The future of the Kimberley Process (KP) now hangs in the balance as civil society groups consider leaving the organisation, as disagreements over the Zimbabwean diamonds crisis threaten to...

Cheating companies may not see out the downturn - news

Since the 2008 crash, banks, businesses and politicians have talked of the need for greater responsibility, yet there has been little changed behaviour to match the rhetoric. Complaints in the...

Oil and mining companies agree ‘model’ ethics guide - news

The energy and extractives industry has launched a set of anti-corruption principles in response to the July introduction of the UK Bribery Act. Companies including Anglo American, BP, Rio...

Ethical decision-making requires more support - news

A guide detailing ‘ethics in decision-making (EiDM)’ has recommended support for staff so that they feel able to implement company policy and never feel they alone are responsible...

Sport needs to tackle high reputational risks - news

Bribery, supply chain issues and pay differentials have been identified as key ethical risk areas in the global sports industry. A briefing by the UK-based Institute of Business Ethics...

Let’s not worry too much about a race to the bottom - news

As long as we have strong governance initiatives,China’s move into Africa may well be benign, says Jonas Moberg There is a growing consensus that companies from the East, in...

inbrief - news

The Hedge Fund Standards Board has announced five new signatories to its standards – Amber Capital UK, Aspect Capital, Henderson, Krom River Investment Management and North Asset...

inbrief - news

The Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB) has appointed two new investor representatives to its board. Two of the biggest international hedge fund investors, New Holland Capital and the Future Fund,...

Ready for some catch-up - news

Interest in responsible business behaviour has been growing in Latin America – and there are signs that it may increase further. EP looks at the state of CSR in the region Some...

inbrief - news

Government officials and senior business executives from around the British Commonwealth have issued a communique stressing the importance of corporate responsibility. The document, issued at...

Ethics in public relations - news

Patricia Parsons. Kogan Page.  187 pages. Paperback. £19.95 Working in the world of public relations opens your eyes to both the power of communications and the daily ethical...

Don’t ignore the power of the board outsiders - news

Non-executive directors can play a crucial role in setting the ethical agenda, argues Danielle Cohen Company training can instil good behaviour in employees, but if corporate culture...

Wealth funds ignoring their own principles - news

The world’s largest sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) have been accused of failing on CSR principles agreed one year ago. The most important signatories to the Santiago Principles, a...

Forum to oversee ethical behaviour of wealth funds - news

A permanent global forum has been set up to monitor a new voluntary code of conduct for sovereign wealth funds (SWFs). The International Forum on Sovereign Wealth Funds, established at a...

Under-fire Primark starts to put its house in order - news

The cut-price clothing retailer Primark has responded to continuing bad publicity about conditions in its supply chain by creating the post of ethical trading director. At the same time the...

Zimbabwe could fall off Kimberley’s approved list - news

Calls are growing for Zimbabwe to be withdrawn from the Kimberley Process, an international certification scheme to prevent the sale of conflict diamonds. Diamonds from Zimbabwe, which...

BAE sets out plans to put its house in order - news

Defence giant BAE Systems has set out how it intends to implement the 23 recommendations made by an independent committee that looked at how to improve the company’s ethical standards....

Legal action opens new front for anti-Israel lobbyists - news

Further signs have emerged in recent weeks that companies operating in or sourcing from the occupied West Bank of Palestine are coming under increasing pressure from pro-Palestinian campaigners...

Co-op declares itself against anti-air freighting move - news

The Co-operative Group has opposed a proposal by the UK’s Soil Association to revise its standards in order to discourage the air freighting of organic food products from overseas....

‘Courageous’ BAE agrees root and branch reform - news

One of the world’s largest defence companies has been praised for having the ‘courage’ to adopt 23 recommendations from an independent committee on how to improve its ethical...

Ethics training catches on in a big way - news

The proportion of British companies training staff in business ethics has increased dramatically over the past three years. A new study shows 71 per cent of FTSE 350 businesses now provide...

Buyers need incentives to take an ethical view - news

Retail companies have been urged to train buyers on labour standards – and to link their pay to supply chain improvements. The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) says the progress...

Conservatives back responsibility deals - news

A Conservative government in the UK would amend the combined code on corporate governance to require boards to ‘seriously consider their ethical standards’. The report of the...

inbrief - news

Draft ethical standards for artisanal diamond mining in Sierra Leone will be published next month by the Diamond Development Initiative, an umbrella group of non-governmental organizations,...

A bright future is in prospect for ethical investment indices - news

Another day, another ethical investment index. Last month, three big equity index providers added to their already extensive offerings. Standard & Poor’s launched the ESG Index of 50...

private equity firms fare poorly on ethics codes - news

Private equity firms hold on to their investments longer than many people think, but have weak formal mechanisms for ensuring ethical codes of conduct, a new survey has suggested. The study of...

Wal-Mart begins to move away from numbers game - news

Wal-Mart is claiming to have conducted more ethical audits of its supplier factories last year than any other company – but has signalled that it intends to take a different approach to monitoring...

Malaysia gets its own CSR website - news

A website has been set up to keep stakeholders in Malaysia informed of companies’ ethical standards. The CSR Malaysia Community Portal is aimed at giving a clear understanding of CSR issues to...

Shanghai banks get CSR framework - news

Guidelines have been issued to establish ethical standards for financial institutions in Shanghai. The aim is to guarantee stakeholders’ rights and enhance social and environmental...

hair-raising tales have no basis in fact, say retailers - news

Companies that make and sell hair extensions and wigs have protested over allegations that the industry habitually uses unethically sourced human hair from Asia. Media reports and online chat...

firms deny 'unethical' hair sourcing - news

Companies that make and sell hair extensions and wigs have protested over allegations that the industry habitually uses unethically sourced human hair from Asia. Media reports and online rooms...

retailers 'need patience' - news

Food retailers need to persevere with sourcing from small farmers in developing countries even if the farmers are not complying with ethical guidelines, the Ethical Trading Initiative has said....

Chinese companies back ethical behaviour - news

Most of the large Chinese companies participating in a survey by WWF, the international environmental network, have said they favour higher ethical standards. WWF polled 182 companies and...

inbrief - news

KPMG has produced its first Transparency Report, detailing how the professional services firm is governed internally and how it manages issues such as risk, ethical standards, conflicts of interest...

Samsung sets up ethics code - news

The Samsung Group, Korea’s leading industrial organization, has established new principles to foster company-wide ethical and transparent management. The code is apparently a response to a...

data overload hits chain - news

Somerfield, the UK’s fifth largest supermarket chain, is to set up a system to store information gathered in ethical checks on its suppliers. Somerfield began assessing the practices of more...

ethical standards body formed - news

A group that will try to raise and maintain the ethical standards of products from the Asia Pacific area was formed in the US in January. The Fair Factories Clearinghouse (FFC), a non-profit...

'Ethical standards are affordable' by Chris Collinson - news

From the Principal Scientist of the Natural Resources and Ethical Trade programme at the Natural Resources Institute As the author of the reports that provided most of the material for Ethical...

'Problems of an ethical ISO' by Jem Bendell - news

From the editor of 'Terms for Endearment: Business, NGOs and Sustainable Development' The proposal for an ISO standard on business conduct (Vol. 3, issue 5) will not be hailed as an entirely...

'Who can set ethical standards?' by Giampaolo Trasi - news

From the Head of Equity Investment Strategy at Banca IMI, Milan The issue raised in your Editorial Comment (Vol.2, issue 9) regarding the large number of ethical codes in existence, is an...

Nippon Unipac unveils charter - news

One of Japan’s largest paper and pulp businesses has produced an ‘action charter’ as the foundation for a CSR programme. The seven-point charter commits Nippon Unipac...

supply chain measures are at a critical juncture - news

Ethical supply chain management could hit the buffers because too few stakeholders are involved, a worldwide study has warned. A survey of more than 200 supply chain...

email exchange submits BAE to grilling on weapons - news

BAE Systems has come up with a topical way of fulfilling its ambition to engage in public debate about its social responsibilities as a manufacturer of weapons systems....

Littlewoods raises ire of NGOs and unions - news

One of the UK’s leading retailers is to scrap its entire ethical trading department and curtail its corporate social responsibility activity after a takeover....

do-it-yourself approach no longer good enough - news

It’s time for investors who engage with companies to agree core ethical standards, says Craig Mackenzie Large institutional shareholders are discovering a new willingness to...

SRI funds to get European standard - news

A Europe-wide accreditation standard for socially responsible investment funds is to be produced by spring 2003. Work on creating the voluntary standard has been approved by...

mandatory reporting backed by MEPs - news

The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for mandatory social and environmental reporting across Europe. The resolution, which represents the collective...

top bribe payers exposed - news

Companies in the construction and arms industries are considered to have the greatest propensity to pay bribes, according to an index produced by a leading international body...

MBA students develop hard noses near graduation - news

Management students become more profit-orientated and less concerned about the social responsibility of business as they progress through business school, an international...

ethical standards ‘are affordable’ - news

The cost of complying with ethical codes of conduct appears to be affordable to most emerging economy companies, according to a UK government-funded study. Figures on...

AA1000 gets major overhaul - news

Moves to revise the AA1000 standard on social auditing have begun with the publication of a consultation document on how it should be updated. The document, produced...

inbrief - news

An ethical review committee on animal experiments is to be set up by Novo. The Danish pharmaceuticals and biotechnology group says the committee will include lay...

Finnish retailer all set for first social report - news

Kesko is to produce its first social and environmental report next month. The report, compiled using guidelines developed by the Global Reporting Initiative, will...

chemical firms outline sustainability strategy - news

The UK chemicals industry has taken what it describes as its ‘first step’ towards a strategy for sustainable development by publishing a draft ‘leadership statement’...

consistency is the key to a strong corporate culture - news

When the aircraft manufacturer Boeing sent female sales engineers to make presentations in the Middle East, it found itself with a challenge: local customs deemed it...

fund seeks child labour talks - news

Four UK high street retailers have been approached by pension fund representatives to discuss their policies on child labour. WH Smith, Signet, Boots, and JJB Sports...

follow-up planned for company behaviour poll - news

The largest ever international survey of public opinion on company behaviour is to be followed up with another worldwide study later this year. The Millennium Poll on corporate...

inbrief - news

Almost all European company chief executives are now involved in drawing up ethical standards, according to a survey of 124 companies in 22 countries. The study, by the New...

new standard maps way forward - news

The first international standard designed to help companies improve their overall ethical performance has been launched by the Institute of Social and Ethical Accountability...

inbrief - news

Triodos Bank says it is on target for growth of up to 70 per cent in the financial year 1999/2000. The bank, which operates to tough ethical standards, is experiencing rapid...

Abbey gets ethical habit - news

A new statement of ethical principles from Abbey National has promised to increase the company’s contact with local communities. The statement, issued to all employees, says...

Citi Releases 2016 Global Citizenship Report - reports

Citi today released its  2016 Global Citizenship Report , highlighting efforts made in the last year to responsibly provide financial services that enable growth and progress. The report is...

2015 Citi Global Citizenship Report - reports

Citi’s 2015 Global Citizenship Report highlights efforts made in the last year to responsibly provide financial services that enable growth and progress. It provides many examples of how...

Novartis Releases 2015 Corporate Responsibility Performance Report - reports

Novartis has published its 2015 Corporate Responsibility (CR) Performance Report. The report is based on the Global Reporting Initiative G4 guidelines, with disclosure at...

IBE Training Courses 2013 - calendar

  IBE Courses explore business ethics and good practice for corporate ethics programmes.  We also offer an e-learning option.  Participants are encouraged to share their views...

IKEA Group releases 2011 sustainability report - reports

The 2011 IKEA Sustainability Report, released today, outlines the sustainability work carried out on a global level by the IKEA Group during FY 2011*, including key performance indicators to...

Course II: Making Business Ethics Work - calendar

Course II focuses on how to develop an ethics programme and make it effective.   •    How can an organisation foster a culture based on ethical values? •  ...

Course I: Understanding Business Ethics - calendar

Course I explores what business ethics means, why it is important and how it is made to work in companies and other organisations.  •    What is business ethics about?...

Valuing the Workforce to Improve Performance - bestpractice

Fyffes’ CR policies apply best practices that improve business performance — and support employees. Miranda Ingram reports…    It should be a given by now...

Valuing the Workforce to Improve Performance - bestpractice

It should be a given by now but is nevertheless worth repeating: good corporate social responsibility is win-win. It doesn’t just protect stakeholders but profits the company too, not...

setting a standard - bestpractice

For most businesses, implementing a robust ethics policy in Northern Europe is one thing, but applying the same rigours to other regions is quite another. Swedish construction company Skanksa...

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