Ethics Listening Guide Ethics is a set of __________ principles or ___________ that govern behavior. A Code of Ethics is a __________ that outlines the principles of conduct to be used in making decisions within an ___________. What thing may a Code of Ethics Address: In what ways can behaving ethically help an employee? In what ways can behaving unethically hurt an employee? Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 was signed by President Bush due to __________ and __________. This act affects the ____________ and governance of ____________ companies and their directors and officers. What is embezzlement? What is an ethical dilemma? When solving ethical dilemmas ask…. o Have you _______________________________________ o How would your define the ___________________________________________________ o Whom could your decision ____________________________________________________ o Can you discuss the __________________________________________________________ Laws relating to Ethical Behavior o Sherman Act came about because of _________________ o Wheeler-Lea Act of 1938 banned what? Several Laws and Agencies were designed to protect consumer against unteichal and unsafe business practices o The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938 also known as the __________. o Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) forces manufactures to recall products that ____________________________ o Truth in Lending Act of 1968 was enacted to protect consumers in their dealings with ____________________________ Environmental Protection o What does the EPA protect? ________________________________________________ o What does the Clean Air Act regulate? ________________________________________ o What did the Clean Water Act set standards for? ________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ Ethical Standards and Culture What is intellectual property? In the US, creators or intellectual property have the exclusive right to market and sell their work. This is guaranteed through _____________, ______________, and ___________ laws. Social Responsibility refers to the obligation that _____________ or ____________ have to help solve social problems. Business owners in the 19th & 20th centuries believe that they role was simple to ___________ profits and __________ problems were not considered a legitimate business activity. Trustee Management recognized that owners of business had obligations to do more than just earn ___________. Businesses had obligations to their ___________, their ___________, and their _____________. Most business people continued to hold this view until the 1960’s. During the 1960’s, people believed businesses should use their influence to address _________ issues such as ____________, __________, environmental destruction, etc. What is a social audit? ________________ & _________________ o A company can demonstrate social responsibility by contributing time and money to ________, ___________, and ______ organizations. Ex) Some company grant employees paid off to participate in charitable activities or many companies offer __________ programs. How can businesses become more environmentally aware?