to the EPIC Global Corporate Responsibility Web page
Web page is maintained by the Ethics
& Policy Integration Centre to provide
a user-friendly resource for tracking emerging global
standards in corporate responsibility. While core U.S.
standards are included, the emphasis of this service is
on emerging global standards, representative examples,
and news and resources for busy ethics/compliance/responsibility
topics by clicking on a topic button above. Topic descriptions
are given below, and you may access the topics from there as
Standards defining the circumstances under which an organization
can be held responsible for the choices and actions of its employees
and other agents for failure to meet government regulations,
industry standards, or reasonable stakeholder expectations.
See also Management Systems Standards.
of conduct for treatment of employees, including issues of compensation,
benefits, freedom of association, and employee health and safety.
Standards for how a firm interacts with its customers, suppliers,
and other financial stakeholders. Includes issues such as fair
competition, quality of goods and services, and supply chain
Standards covering a firm's obligations to prevent violations
of specific Human Rights of its stakeholders during routine
Standards for how a firm should interact with the natural
environment and prevent its degradation.
Standards for a firm's interaction with host governments,
including obligations to avoid contributing to corruption: both
extortion and bribery.
Standards,structures, and systems for an organization's
interaction with local communities, including sensitivity to
their culture, context and needs; advancements in civil society,
and employee involvement in community programs and socially
Management Systems Standards
The standards, structures, and systems that serve the specific
role of ensuring that the decisions and activities of an organization
and its employees and agents are in accordance with relevant
governmental, industry, and professional requirements.
Corporate governance: a set of relationships between a companys
management, its board, its shareholders and other stakeholders.
Corporate governance also provides the structure through which
the objectives of the company are set, and the means of attaining
those objectives and monitoring performance are determined.
(OECD Code 1999).
Standards providing guidance to firms who wish to report
performance aspects beyond financials.
Guidelines and standards that attempt to integrate a firm's
social responsibilities, ethical conduct and stakeholder relations.
General resources about the emerging notions of corporate
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