As the newly appointed Vice President of Ethics Management, you have been given the responsibility to develop a company wide ethics audit.The direction you have received is as follows:The audit must:
Be consistent with the mission statement of the company and its business goals
Reflect the value ethics of the firm and reflect expected behavior from co-workers and senior management – code of ethics.
Measurable so performance over time can be tracked and evaluated
Include marketing strategy efforts for cause-related activities and product design and makeup
Consider public or societal image for the benefit of the stakeholders – customers, employees, distributors and suppliers.
Ease of implementation so that all employees and departments can share in its execution and understanding
Prepare this working document as though you were going to present it to senior management for approval and implementation.