In this Discussion Question, you are the owner of a manufacturing company, and you are considering a contract with a clothes manufacturer in India.
Please address the following in your response:
1- In reflecting on the limited international laws and regulations, briefly discuss some guidelines (principles and concepts) that you would have in your code of conduct (ethical/social responsibility policies).
2- Describe the ethical decision-making framework. (What will shape your code?)
3- In creating a code of conduct, what are some issues and concerns that you might have in ethical decision-making and adherence with US laws, global organizations, and governing bodies when working with a foreign business?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 4:24 am ad1c9bdddf
1. In reflecting on the limited international laws and regulations, briefly discuss some guidelines (principles and concepts) that you would have in your code of conduct (ethical/social responsibility policies).
Some guidelines that I would have in my code of conduct would include:
a. Stating my company's policies, values, and international work that the company values so deeply.
b. Adhering to foreign relations in terms of their ethical and social responsibilities.
c. Creating a committee that would maintain ethical standards.
d. Conduct routine meetings to ensure that our company adheres to policies.
e. Create a code of community awareness.
f. Development of health standards when working in a foreign community
g. Use clear language that will be easy to understand, despite the communication barriers
h. Educate employees on the code
This solution discusses business ethics in working internationally.
Fictitious organization that exemplifies business ethics.
- Create a fictitious organization that exemplifies business ethics.
- Write a 2,100- to 2,800-word paper in which you explain the organization's ethics programs and overall ethical environment. Address the following in your examination:
o Describe current moral and ethical issues faced by the organization.
o Explain how the fictitious company deals with the relationship between ethics, morality, and social issues in the legal environment.
o Evaluate the organization's ethics program based on the code of ethics, training, monitoring, and enforcement.
o Consider the following questions:
- Code of Ethics
o Does a formal code of ethics exist?
o What topics are included in the code of ethics?
o How is the code distributed and used?
o Is the code reinforced in reward and decision-making systems?
o Is ethics emphasized to recruits and new employees?
o How are employees and managers oriented to an organization's values?
o Are managers trained in ethical decision-making?
o What ethics training exists for employees?
o How are ethics and integrity measured throughout the organization?
o Are whistle-blowers encouraged? If so, how?
o Does a language exist that allows employees and managers to openly discuss ethical situations?
o What ethical considerations are incorporated into planning and policy-making at the organization?
o How do managers enforce ethics?
o How are ethics enforced by the organization? How is unethical behavior dealt with?