versión impresa ISSN 0121-5051
RODRIGUEZ CORDOBA, María del Pilar et al. Ethical audit: a tool for strengthening organisational integrity. Innovar [online]. 2006, vol.16, n.27, pp. 25-46. ISSN 0121-5051.
This article springs from theoretical discussion about ethics and company ethics sustaining the authors’ position regarding how ethical stocktaking may become a tool for strengthening organisational integrity and lead to companies achieving their economic, social and environmental objectives. A qualitative methodology is proposed, seeking to evaluate the damage and benefits arising from an organisation’s activities in an attempt to improve its ethical performance and fulfil its social responsibility. The case of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia’s Manizales site is then presented, as an integral ethical development programme is being implemented there whose second stage consists of engaging in ethical audit.
Palabras llave : ethical audit; ethics; company ethics; integrity; organisational nature; organisational culture; social responsibility; interest group.