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The paper discusses how scandals at formerly reputable corporations such as Enron have sullied the corporate image for the public and major shareholders. The paper explains that one of the greatest weapons that corporations have developed to deal with these new circumstances is the corporate code of ethics, or code of conduct. The paper explores the existing code of conduct currently being used at British Petroleum (BP). The paper demonstrates how this provides an interesting glimpse into the effects and difficulties of implementing codes of ethics in the corporate setting.
Sample of Sources Used:
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- Clark, A. (2001, April 20). BP chief fields barrage of questions on ethics. Guardian Unlimited. Retrieved July 16, 2006, from http://www.guardian.co.uk/petrol/story/0,,475635,00.html
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- Codes of ethics. (n.d.). Institute of Business Ethics. Retrieved July 15, 2006, from http://www.ibe.org.uk/codesofconduct.html
Cite this Term Paper:
Corporate Ethics (2007, May 08) Retrieved December 09, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/corporate-ethics-94807/
"Corporate Ethics" 08 May 2007. Web. 09 December. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/corporate-ethics-94807/>