Tag Archives: Business Ethics

Slavery in our Backyard

Two farms in Eastern Washington are being sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for discriminating against Thai workers. According to the EEOC, California-based company, Global Horizons, Inc., recruited Thai males to work at farms in the U.S. … Continue reading

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Stop Slavery: How We Can Help

This week, I attended a screening of the new documentary, “The Dark Side of Chocolate.” The screening was held at Theo Chocolate here in Seattle and sponsored by Equal Exchange. So as we munched on Theo’s o-so-yummy-slave-free chocolate, we watched … Continue reading

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How is Ethical Behavior Fostered in an Organization?

In my previous post, I argued that compliance programs in corporations are most effective if they employ a broader ethical/values-based framework. I want to further that argument from a different angle, using findings in cognitive-developmental psychology. In the 1950s, Lawrence … Continue reading

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How to Teach Compliance

When I lived in Montana a few years back, I discovered a passion for mountain biking. After numerous spills and flips over the handle bars, a seasoned mountain biker gave me a most valuable piece of advice: look in the … Continue reading

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