by Ethisphere Institute, an independent research center promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance. (Courtenay, 2014). Kellogg has recently committed to responsible procurement by building programs to help improve the livelihood of small-scale farmers and women farmers by offering resources for climate change and commercial enterprise.
PERSONAL WORLDVIEW & BUSINESS ETHICS 7 Ethical Practices #2 Levi Strauss is another company acknowledged for its positive ethical practices. Levi Strauss announced that it would partner with the International Finance Corporation to reward suppliers in developing countries who score highly on environmental, health, safety and labor standards. According to Teague, “The reward for such ethical activities will be lower cost rates on working capital financing. The apparel manufacturer’s efforts are a great example of the economic benefits that can accrue to companies that pursue sustainability and promote ethics in their supply chains” (Teague, 2014). Conclusion In conclusion, it is more rewarding for businesses to operate ethically rather than unethically. A reputation for ethical decisions builds trust in your business among business associates and providers. Strong supplier relationships are vital to a successful job. Consumers will more likely support businesses that display ethical behavior over those that do not. Remember as we read in Proverbs 22:1, “A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” (Holy Bible, New International Version, 2001)
PERSONAL WORLDVIEW & BUSINESS ETHICS 8 References Courtenay, M. (2014, 03 14). Kellogg's Recipe of Ethics, Social Responsibility Feeds Profits . Retrieved 09 11, 2016, from : - responsibility-feeds-profits.html Holy Bible, New International Version. (2001). Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House. Horton, M. (2016, 02 29). Why are business ethics important?Retrieved 09 11, 2016, from : -business-ethics-important.aspLawerence, A. T., & Weber, J. (2014). Business and Society: Stakeholders, Ethics, Public Policy Levi Strauss' Smart Thinking On Supply Chain Ethics . Retrieved from : - blog--paul-teague/levi-strauss-smart-thinking-on-supply-chain-ethics-485590
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