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Ethics and conduct risks now more on board agendas

Ethics and conduct risks now more on board agendas
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New Zealand

The Institute of Directors says it’s no surprise that a third of New Zealanders do not speak up about misconduct at work.

Commenting on the first Ethics at Work report into New Zealand workplaces, the IoD said the most common reasons New Zealand employees did not raise their concerns was the feeling they might jeopardise their job, or they thought nothing would be done about it anyway.

While 65 percent of people spoke up, 34 percent did not.

The Ethics at Work report, released by the Institute of Business Ethics and Victoria University, investigated ethical culture, risks, standards and conduct at workplaces in New Zealand, United Kingdom and Australia.

IoD’s chief executive Kirsten Patterson said organisations needed people’s trust in order to be successful, and it was encouraging to see such a comprehensive Ethics at Work investigation into New Zealand workplaces.

Patterson said a real positive from the Ethics at Work survey was that, of the 792 New Zealand employees surveyed, 86 percent believed their organisation acted with honesty.

In Australia 84 percent of employees said their organisation acted with honesty, while 81 percent of employees said the same in the United Kingdom.


People Mentioned:
Kirsten Patterson
Organisations Mentioned:
Victoria University; The Institute of Directors; Institute of Business Ethics
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