The first of EPA’s ethics conversations started on Monday, 16 July 2018 at Nedbank in Sandton. Members were taken behind the scenes as Driekie Havenga, Group Ethics Officer, Nedbank, shared the in-depth process and consultation necessary to keep Nedbank’s Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct relevant.
These are some of the real challenges faced by ethics practitioners and the EPA’s objective is to support members by providing regular platforms on which to share the practical aspects of integrating ethics into an organization.
Ethics practitioners have to walk a fine line to drive the implementation of an ethics programme. The web of relationships within and beyond the confines of a company to encompass all the stakeholders makes it feel like the ethics officer is walking on eggshells. While it’s all well and good to have a code of conduct and an ethics policy, the acceptance and implementation of these policies by the people in the company is what proves that ethics is part of the way that they do business!
The EPA would like to build this body of knowledge to help practitioners along the challenging but rewarding path of ethics integration. Driekie left us with food for thought as she closed with some fascinating insight into future trends in the workplace. Special thanks to Nedbank for hosting this event.
The EPA is committed to achieving recognition as the professional body for Ethics practitioners. Its purpose is to promote the professional status, image and credibility of its members and provide accreditation, best practice principles, conduct standards and be a body of knowledge for its members.
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