What are ethics assessments?
The governance and management of ethics in organisations is a demanding process, and one which is increasingly important to internal and external stakeholders. The Ethics Institute has developed a number of assessment instruments that provide scientifically robust evidence of whether organisational practices undermine or enable the establishment of an ethical culture. Based on the results of these assessments, our subject matter experts provide guidance on how to address identified ethical weaknesses in organisations and build on identified strengths.
What assessments are offered?
The Ethics Institute has three primary assessments that organisations can opt to undertake, depending on their ethics management maturity and intention. In each case, the scale and scope of the assessment will be determined with the organisation, in accordance with its requirements and specific stakeholder context.
A quantitative measurement process allows the organisation to objectively benchmark its ethics risk and mitigate this risk over time. The Ethics Risk Assessment (ERA) usually involves the measurement of key aspects from a quantitative perspective namely:
- Ethical Culture;
- Ethics Behaviour/Conduct;
- The effectiveness of Ethics Management Interventions; and
- Ethics Management Maturity Assessment.