Ethics Paper

Ethics Paper - 1. Describe the prevailing value/ethical...

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1. Describe the prevailing value/ethical system in the companies for which you have worked. In a nutshell the values/ethical system within Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) is regarded very high. UP promotes the following ethical standards: Maintain the highest ethical standards. Comply with laws and UP policies. Treat one another with respect and value diversity. Be trustworthy. Promote quality principles. Use leadership as a resource. Accept responsibility for your behavior. If you feel any of these values have been comprise UPRR has set up several ways to report unethical behavior. Examples of the ways to report this type of behavior are UP Values Line, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) hot line, Safety hotline, Financial Reporting hotline and if you are not comfortable calling in all hotlines have secured lines to email or mail the information you would like to report. Within all policies that pertain to ethical and value it states, “ No employee will be disciplined or harassed in any way for good-faith reports of violations of Company Policies or these guidelines. In addition, any employee who discriminates or retaliates against an individual for raising any issue in good faith will be appropriately disciplined.” (UPRR website, UP Values Line pg” UPRR makes it everyone’s responsibility to report unethical behavior. Every year we have a refresher training on Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and new directives. UP takes great pride with the awards and it’s reputation BusinessWeek named Union Pacific among the top 50 "Best Places to Launch a Career." The Secretary of Defense named Union Pacific the recipient of the Freedom Award , the highest recognition given to employers for their support of their employees who also serve in the National Guard and Reserve. G.I. Jobs magazine has again named Union Pacific the most military-friendly employer in the country. Latina Style magazine has recognized Union Pacific every year since 2003 as one of the top 50 companies in the country for our efforts promoting diversity and providing career advancement opportunities for Hispanic women. Working Mother magazine put Union Pacific on its "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" list in 2006 for the fifth time. Union Pacific is a four-time winner of the C. Everett Koop National Health Award , which recognizes programs that improve health and reduce medical care costs by reducing health risks and changing behaviors through health promotion programs. We've won the Wellness Councils of America's most prestigious honor, the Platinum Well Workplace Award for our employee health programs. The Institute for Health and Productivity Management has given Union Pacific its Corporate Health and Productivity Management Awards , Levels I & II, for the railroad’s investment in the health of our employees. Union Pacific was one of the first winners of the
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