Code of Ethics 3: Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
About the course
The ethics and corporate social responsibility discipline deals with organisational and personal values and their expression in business decision-making and behaviour. The ethics realm includes voluntarily adopted and mandated business codes of ethics, related legal and regulatory imperatives, corporate governance, whistle-blower protections and ethics training. The sustainability field includes traditional corporate philanthropy and volunteerism, but also encompasses broader initiatives that leverage the intersection between business interests and societal good. In this module we will discuss Ethics and Sustainability in Human Resources Management (HRM), as well as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Contents - Topics
Lesson 1: Code of Ethics
A code of ethics is a set of guidelines that defines ethical principles and values that individuals or organisations must abide by. These codes serve as a guide for decision-making, ensuring that individuals act with integrity, professionalism, and respect for all stakeholders involved.
Lesson 2: Sustainable HRM vs. SHMR
Sustainable HRM builds and expands on SHRM. Whereas the latter focuses on internal politics and tactics the former also relates to external matters such as economic and ecological social change.
Lesson 3: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Putting everything together a company or an organisation can ensure that they are operating in an ethical way. Corporate social responsibility guarantees that businesses will do the right thing. Moreover, CSR encompasses different activities in order to maximise the reach into different areas.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
Understand the importance of the ethics code.
Differentiate between SHRM and Sustainable HRM.
Recognise Corporate Social Responsibility.
This course is addressed to
Talent Recruiters and Trainers
HR Departments' Employees