EthicsEthics is also known as moral philosophywhich is a branch of philosophy thataddresses questions about morality that dealswith concepts such as good and evil, right andwrong, virtue and vice, justice, etc.
Major branches of ethics Meta-ethics: The theoretical meaning and reference of moral propositions and how their truth-values (if any) may be determined. Normative ethics: The practical means of determining a moral course of action. Applied ethics: It is about how moral outcomes can be achieved in specific situations. Moral psychology: It is about how moral capacity or moral agency develops and what its nature is. Descriptive ethics: It is about what moral values people actually abide by.
Ethical Code An ethical code is adopted by an organization in an attempt to assist those in the organization called upon to make a decision. Usually most understand the difference between right and wrong and to apply this understanding to their decision.
Corporate Or Business EthicsIt focuses on social issues involving the organization.It sets out general principles about an organizationsbeliefs on matters such as aims, quality, privacy and theenvironment.It may delineate proper procedures to determinewhether a violation of the code of ethics has occurred andif so, what remedies should be imposed.
Employee EthicsThe effectiveness of such codes of ethics depends onthe extent to which management supports them withsanctions and reward. Violations of a private organizations code of ethicsusually can subject the violator to the organizationsremedies.
Code Of ConductIt is a document designed to influence the behaviourof employees.They set out the procedures to be used in specificethical situations and delineate the procedures todetermine whether a violation of the code of ethicsoccurred and, if so, what remedies should beimposed.
Code Of PracticeIt is adopted by a profession or by a governmental ornon-governmental organization to regulate thatprofession.It may be styled as a code of professionalresponsibility, which will discuss difficult issues,difficult decisions that will often need to be made, andprovide a clear account of what behaviour isconsidered "ethical" or "correct" or "right" in thecircumstances.Failure to comply with a code of practice can result inexpulsion from the professional organization.
Fashion Code of Ethics•There is an emerging code of ethics making its waythrough the fashion industry. This global movement isgaining momentum.• Designers, manufacturers and distributors areaddressing ethical concerns such as the fur debate,outsourcing, environmental impact, global trade andfashion-inspired body-image disorders.
Global ActionIn 2006, the fashion industry in Italy embracedan informal code of ethics aimed at fightinganorexia and bulimia. Stylists, agents andphotographers within the region signedunofficial agreements to not use under-agemodels and beefed up the model size forrunway shows.Regulations & GuidelinesIn the United States, fashion is an industry withfew regulations. Compliance with minimumwage affects onshore production which spurredthe industry to head offshore. Underage labouris illegal in the United States, causing the bulkof American designers to move productionelsewhere. Fashion, like most industries, isgoverned by profit.
Consumer ImpactCompanies involved in fashion are aware,however, of public opinion and its potentialimpact on their profit line. In the 1980s and90s when consumer approval of fur dropped,fur sales vanished. Fashion learned a priceylesson. Its response to consumer concerns isthe emerging fashion code of ethics.AffiliatesE. T. I. or the Ethical Trade Initiative hascreated a Global Sourcing Marketplace toensure fashion designers and manufacturershave access to an ethical supply chain. EcoFashion World uses its website to spotlightsmall designers and artisans who abide therules of fair trade.
Ethics to be followed by studentsINTEGRITY: Integrity is the most basic prerequisite toearning and retaining trust. Very highest standards ofintegrity will be upheld. There should be no compromise ofprinciples for any reason. Character is as important ascompetence in profession.HONESTY: Honesty and truthfulness are the keystones ofthe teacher-student relationship. Students should be truthfulat all times.
RESPECT FOR COLLEGE RULES AND REGULATIONS:• College Property: Graffiti and defacement of college property isunacceptable and as for the violation of Rule and Regulation.Students shall be responsible for the costs of the damages resultantfrom their behaviour.• Illegal Substances: The use of illegal drugs and alcohol is notpermitted on college property as well as the abuse or misuse ofprescription drugs.• Sexual Assault and Harassment: Students shall refrain from usinglanguage or acting in a manner that is disrespectful orinappropriate towards other students and members of the collegecommunity.
RESPECT FOR THE OPEN EXCHANGE OF IDEAS:Students shall be guaranteed the right of Freedom of Speechwhich will be observed by the college and including otherstudents. Students are encouraged to engage others inthoughtful and meaningful conversations while refraining fromacting or using language with malicious intent.Classroom Conduct: Students must behave respectfully towardtheir peers and professors. In the classroom setting, studentsmay not interrupt their classmates or professor, make fun ofthem or their expressed views, or disrupt the learningenvironment. It is important to maintain the best learningenvironment for all students and professors.
EtiquetteIt is a code of behaviour that delineates expectations forsocial behaviour according to contemporary conventionalnorms within a society, social class, or group.
Rules of etiquetteRules of etiquette encompass most aspects of social interactionin any society, though the term itself is not commonly used.A rule of etiquette may reflect an underlying ethical code, or itmay reflect a persons fashion or status.Rules of etiquette are usually unwritten, but aspects ofetiquette have been codified from time to time.
Manners Some such individuals consider etiquetteto be an unnecessary restriction of freedomof personal expression; others consider sucha philosophy to be espoused only by theunschooled, the unmannerly and the rude.Others feel that a single, basic code sharedby all makes life simpler and more pleasantby removing many chances formisunderstandings and by creatingopportunities for courtesy and mutualrespect.
Western office and business etiquette The etiquette of business is the set of written and unwritten rules of conduct that make social interactions run more smoothly. Office etiquette in particular applies to co-worker interaction, excluding interactions with external contacts such as customers and suppliers. Both office and business etiquette overlap considerably with basic tenets of netiquette, the social conventions for using computer networks.
India is alsoincorporatingthe westernBusinessEtiquettes inits corporatesectors.
Cultural differencesEtiquette can vary widely between differentcultures and nations. In China, a person whotakes the last item of food from a common plateor bowl without first offering it to others at thetable may be seen as a glutton and insulting thegenerosity of the host. In America a guest isexpected to eat all of the food given to them, as acompliment to the quality of the cooking.