Ethics: A Manual for Managing a Responsible Business
Enterprise in Emerging Market Economies
service of the Ethics & Policy Integration Center
2004, the U.S. Department of Commerce published a manual
for corporate responsibility programs that integrates corporate
governance, organizational ethics,
and social responsibility: Business
Ethics: A Manual for Managing a Responsible
Business Enterprise in Emerging Market Economies.
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Kenneth W. Johnson, Director of EPIC, is the principal
Igor Y. Abramov, Senior Advisor, Market Access and Compliance,
International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce,
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2, page 36: The UN Global Compact has added a tenth principle:
"business should work against corruption in all its
forms, including extortion and bribery." See http://www.unglobalcompact.org/
2, page 37: OECD
Principles for Corporate Governance These principles
have been revised. For the current principles, including
comments by the Ethics & Policy Integration Centre,
For reaction of International Chamber of Commerce, click
2, page 36-37: The updated table of emerging global standards
can be found at: http://www.epic-online.net/global/index.html
9: For news on corporate responsibility issues in transitional
and emerging market economies, see: http://www.epic-online.net/emerging_markets.html
H: The U.S. Sentencing Commission has proposed significant
changes to Chapter 8 of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
Among other changes, they require a risk assessment; place
specific responsibilities on the "governing authority"
and "organizational leadership"; require training
as a means of communication; require that a program be
regularly evaluated as a minimum requirement for an effective
program; and require an organization to "otherwise
promote an organizational culture that encourages ethical
conduct and a commitment to compliance with the law."
293, note 14: URL has been changed to: http://www.hubbards.co.nz/
Click on "Company" and then "Triple Bottom
Line" for the 2001 report. According to the company,
a 2004 report is forthcoming.
296, note 18: URL should be: http://www.cauxroundtable.org/
301, note 24: URL for the "Statement of General Principles"
301, note 32: URL has been removed
301, note 34: URL should be http://www.utc.com/profile/commitments/index.htm
302, note 55: URL has changed to http://www.motorola.com/content/0,,75-107,00.html
304, note 4: URL removed. Cited materials can be found
305, note 15: The Atlantic Monthly article can be found
The Brookings Institution Report is no longer available.
307, note 14: The direct link is http://www.jnj.com/our_company/our_credo/index.htm
309, note 21: The URL has changed to: http://www.globalreporting.org/guidelines/2002.asp
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