What are ethics advisory services?

The governance and management of ethics in organisations is a demanding process and one which is of increasing importance to internal and external stakeholders. The Ethics Institute has, over many years, cultivated expertise in the fields of ethics governance and management in both the public and private sectors. Our team of subject matter experts can provide guidance on all aspects of organisational ethics.

Ethics advisory is often the first step organisations take toward an ethical culture change or ethics intervention. These services are tailored to provide valuable insights and guidance that align with the distinctive context of each organisation.

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What do our services include?

Our advisory services are highly customisable to suit the unique needs of your organisation. They encompass the following key areas:

Our Leadership Advisory services include both individual and group engagements aimed at:

  • Educating leaders about their roles and responsibilities in governing and managing ethics.
  • Equipping leaders with the essential tools necessary for fostering an ethical culture.
  • Consultation with boards and board committees to clarify their roles and responsibilities in the governance of ethics.
  • Assisting social and ethics committees in tailoring their terms of reference, reporting frameworks, and work plans while ensuring alignment with other board committees.
Governance of Ethics Framework
  • Defining the roles and responsibilities of individuals or functional divisions responsible for managing ethics within the organisation.
  • Offering guidance on ethics assessments.
  • Providing advice on the development of ethics management strategies and plans.
  • Assisting with the implementation of ethics, including activities such as training, communication, and establishing whistleblowing (safe reporting) mechanisms.
  • Offering recommendations on reporting ethics performance to management or the governing body.
  • Assisting internal audit teams in evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the organisation’s ethics management.
  • Guiding organisations on what and how to report ethical matters to external stakeholders.
  • Assisting organisations in planning and executing ethical culture change interventions.
  • Providing guidance on approaches and instruments that can be utilised to assess the ethical culture within the organisation.
  • Developing original codes of ethics that reflect the organisation’s ethical vision.
  • Developing original ethics policies, guiding employees in terms of the organisation’s ethical expectations.
  • Reviewing existing codes of ethics and ethics policies to ensure they align with the organisation’s ethical culture, maintaining consistency, and relevance.
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For inquiries or to engage any of our advisory services, please contact dantia@tei.org.za.