Flashcards in Unit 2 - Module 1 & 2: Ethics Deck (18)
When the law and personal or organizational ethics are in accordance with each other..
Dilemma in which established laws are not in accordance or do not uphold the ethical choice
Dilemma in which the ethical choice would be in violation of established laws.
Illegal-ethical conflict in which U.S. government officials leaked top secret papers to inform the public about government actions during the Vietnam War
Pentagon Papers Case
The organizational code of ethics that governs responsible and respectful behavior at WGU
WGU Code of Student Ethics
Philosophy in which a company voluntarily engages in actions that benefit society at large.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Institution that functions to govern global trade by overseeing trade agreements between nations.
World Trade Organization (WTO)
What is the strategic value of CSR?
To increase profits and trust in the long-term while promoting positive community relations.
Establishes an organizations key values and descibes the company's obilgation to its stakeholders.
Code of Ethics
When a company's ethical statements run contrary to actual practices.
The ability of all individuals in an organization to exist in a system of openness, communication, and accountability
Law that mandates reporting transparency in finance / accounting to supply chain activities. Makes it unethical and illegal to deceive shareholders, creditors, and the public at large.
Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)
Those who tell the public or the authorities about alleged misconduct in a government department, private company, or organization
What does GAAP stand for?
Generally Accepted Accounting Practices
A large manufacturer of ice cream products has a core value of "making the world a better place." However, it was discovered that the manufacturer sourced their main raw ingredient from a company that used practices considered detrimental to the well-being of animals.
Which situation is occurring with this discrepancy?
The top management of a publicly traded company has been cited for violation of the transparency standards with respect to their financial and accounting reporting practices.
Which law has this company violated?
Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)
A group of employees discovered alleged misconduct by senior managers of their company and leaked information about the situation to the press and general public.
What is term for this group of employees?