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Business Ethics: A Manual for Managing a Responsible Business Enterprise in Emerging Market Economies

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In May 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. Download is free. Kenneth W. Johnson, Director of EPIC, is the principal author. Igor Y. Abramov, Senior Advisor, Market Access and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, is coauthor.

Check back here regularly. This page updates the Manual and points the reader to current resources. It is a service of the Ethics & Policy Integration Centre, which is solely responsible for the content contained herein. No sponsorship or endorsement by the Department of Commerce is hereby expressed or implied.

Updates

Chapter 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/

Chapter 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, click here. For reaction of International Chamber of Commerce, click here.

Chapter 2, page 36-37: The updated table of emerging global standards can be found at: http://www.epic-online.net/global/index.html

Chapter 9: For news on corporate responsibility issues in transitional and emerging market economies, see: http://www.epic-online.net/emerging_markets.html

Appendix 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." http://www.ussc.gov/2004guid/RFMay04_Corp.pdf

Page 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.

Page 296, note 18: URL should be: http://www.cauxroundtable.org/

Page 301, note 24: URL for the "Statement of General Principles" is http://www.shell.ca/code/values/commitments/principles.html

Page 301, note 32: URL has been removed

Page 301, note 34: URL should be http://www.utc.com/profile/commitments/index.htm

Page 302, note 55: URL has changed to http://www.motorola.com/content/0,,75-107,00.html

Page 304, note 4: URL removed. Cited materials can be found at: http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/cgi/release?id=95782

Page 305, note 15: The Atlantic Monthly article can be found at http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/2002/11/primarysources.htm. The Brookings Institution Report is no longer available.

Page 307, note 14: The direct link is http://www.jnj.com/our_company/our_credo/index.htm

Page 309, note 21: The URL has changed to: http://www.globalreporting.org/guidelines/2002.asp

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