Companies are failing to train employees in ethical behaviour – despite growing awareness of the need for strict codes of business conduct, said a report.
Half of all companies with ethics codes do not train all staff on how to use them, even though 60% of those firms required employees to do so.
The report was published by the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) today (23 February).
Companies ranked safety and security as the top ethical issues affecting the way they do business, followed by the environment and supply chain standards.
The IBE said it made no business sense to expect an ethics policy to make a noticeable difference if no training was provided.