The place of ethics in the company raises many questions: What areas are covered by corporate ethics? Is it an element of corporate reputation for external use? Does it create a new social climate within the company? However, a major problem has been presented from the beginning of this work. It is the idea of complete opposition between the two concepts of ethics and management.
It was essential to continue the presentation, to demonstrate that the business world does not completely dissociate itself from the notion of ethics. Can one talk about ethics in management? For some, talking about ethics in management is an absurdity. The business only obeys the law of profit and is free from ethical questions. For others, ethics can be applied: economics and business should simply be subject to the same standards as any other social activity.
However, more and more academics and professionals are interested in ethical reflection applied to the company. Firms are required, to justify their means of action and purpose of their activities. The study of the relationship between the means employed and the set purposes therefore reveals an ethical concern. The ethical business is in the heart of the contradictions between economic and social logics. It's a reflection on the corporate responsibility vis-à-vis internal and external stakeholders. This notion of responsibility refers to the obligation to justify any action or decision based on moral norms and values.
From the late eighties, the ethical question came in the fields of the news. Since there is a continual recourse to ethics and the different humanitarian or ecological values . This trend, although it is not immune to the phenomena of modes, is not by chance but a real awareness. It is due to the needs of the moment and the various events that disrupt social or ecological daily lives.
The real need for ethics, and the resurgence of such core values of ecology, have generated much work and analysis that lead to decline in the current need for more applied ethics: bioethics or respect the human body and the moral limits of modern science, ethics, environment, ethics in the media or the limit of the images, ethics and politics and of course, corporate ethics to its employees.
Since the seventies, various social groups (for example, one has seen the emergence of NGOs ) began to exert pressure on firms to provide services not necessarily related to economic aspects and they give more importance to social and ecological issues.
So often the establishment of an ethical policy is a reaction to certain companie's publicized scandals (drama of the Erika, the BSE scandal, ...) that have poisoned public life. Sometimes the moral pressure and mobilization of public opinion can significantly reduce the flexibility of companies and even to impose a way forward. In this,an ethical approach is to prevent or manage potential conflicts or discredit to the company.
People and the political environment seek more ethical and more honest commitment on the part of organizations to be ahead. Governments and other social movements can therefore condemn and penalize the behavior of firms by threatening their products or management practices of health or human safety, but also help companies integrate into a real program ethics, by the development program to raise awareness and to support them through an ethical approach.
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