What we do

Today’s businesses operate in a global, interconnected market place with increasing transparency and ever-rising expectations of behaviour. A company’s approach to ethical issues such as bribery and corruption, labour standards, environmental impact, health and safety can make or break reputations.

 

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GoodCorporation offers a range of business ethics services. We work with clients to design and embed effective ethics and compliance programmes that protect and build reputations. We ensure that the correct policies, procedures and systems are developed, tailor-made to the needs of each organisation.

Designing an ethics and compliance programme
Ensuring that a business is properly protected from ethical or compliance lapses requires a rigorous ethics and compliance programme.

GoodCorporation has a set of tools and methodologies to help design an effective ethics and compliance programme.  Our work involves:-

  • Ethics and compliance risks assessments
  • Gap analysis of policies and procedures
  • Development of a target ethics/compliance operational model 
  • Development of monitoring systems and dashboard reporting
Building ethics and compliance into an organisation
GoodCorporation supports its clients to build ethics and compliance into the organisation. This includes:-

  • Code of conduct development
  • Drafting policies and procedures
  • Recommending systems, tools and processes 
  • Advice on personnel and training
Embedding ethics and compliance
While the ethical values and cultural tone should be set at the top of any organisation, ensuring that policies are implemented and the right practices are in place requires a comprehensive training and communications programme.

This requires a company-wide approach, engaging with all stakeholders.

GoodCorporation offers:-

  • Policy, process and tools roll-out
  • Face-to-face and online training
  • Interim ethics and compliance management
  • Coaching and mentoring of management and the executive
  • Communications support
Evaluation
Boards, management teams, regulators, JV partners and customers need assurance of good practice.

To do this GoodCorporation offers a range of evaluation services including:-

  • Review of the ethics and compliance function
  • Measurement of ethical culture
  • Benchmarking
  • Due Diligence
  • Investigations

GoodCorporation’s Business Ethics Standard can be used to measure ethical performance in the areas of:

  • Governance
  • Customer Relations
  • Supplier Management
  • Labour Standards
  • Health & Safety
  • Environmental Impact
  • Community Relations

We also evaluate ethical performance in the following areas:

  • Bribery & Corruption
  • Due Diligence
  • Antitrust
  • Data Protection
  • Human Rights
  • Whistleblowing
  • Large Infrastructure Project Management
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding

We offer accreditation against the GoodCorporation Business Ethics Standard and carry out the accreditation audits for Investing in Integrity and the Banknote Ethics Initiative.

GoodCorporation uses an independent assessment process that looks at levels of evidence for each practice. Assessment grades are awarded against a five-point scale.

 

Stakeholder interviews are conducted with all relevant groups to assess what is working on the ground. A detailed report and action plan is provided for the senior management team.

 

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