Tag: ethics

Is there such a thing as an ethical electric car?

Carmakers and big tech struggle to keep batteries free from child labor.

US Police Unlock iPhones with Fingerprints of Deceased

It is now relatively common for fingerprints of the deceased to be depressed on the scanner of Apple iPhone devices.

Theresa May calls for ethical rules to govern use of artificial intelligence

Theresa May has issued a call for international co-operation to develop ethical rules for the use of artificial intelligence (AI).

Poor performing CEOs and compliance disasters

The business headlines are filled with the latest corporate scandal – Uber’s defective culture, CEO misconduct and reprehensible comments by supervising board members. Uber is just one of several significant companies caught in the headlines. Wells Fargo has been caught in another scandal just when it was thought to be dealing with the sales incentives ...

More CEOs than ever are getting fired for ethical lapses

The number of CEOs fired for ethical lapses has climbed dramatically over the last decade, according to PwC, the accounting and consulting firm that compiled the data. The numbers are still small—only a tiny minority of CEOs are tossed out for ethics violations, compared to other reasons—but they doubled in the US and Canada, to ...

Majority of UK workers would not report corruption, survey finds

The perception among UK respondents is that little progress has been made over the past couple of years as companies struggle to maintain ethical standards. UK businesses are failing to tackle a culture of corruption and unethical behavior, according to new research. A survey by EY found that 25% of UK employees believe bribery and corruption ...

You are what you buy – the first International Standard for sustainable procurement just published

Sustainable purchasing can improve supplier relations – and your business. ISO 20400 for sustainable procurement has just been published to help organizations make sustainable purchasing a way of life. Procurement plays a large role in any organization, large or small. Who an organization buys from has just as big an impact on its performance as ...

Quebec has a new anti-corruption hammer and it’s called ISO 37001

Québec isn’t the only place fighting corrupt and collusive practices in government and private contracting, but it is about to become one of the first places in the world where companies and public bodies will be able to go to school to learn a new international standard for fighting corruption. Enter two former top directors ...

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