This checklist contains a set of questions that can be used when performing an ethics audit. Topics include: policies and procedures, communication, training, change management, violations, penalties and enforcement.
A few sample questions include: What are the duties of the Ethics Coordinator? Does a formal job description exist? How are ethics policies communicated to new employees? Do employees sign to acknowledge that they read the policies? How are updated policies distributed to current employees? Are ethics policies available online? How does the company ensure employee commitment to comply with ethics policies? Is there any link of ethical values and goals into the company mission and/or vision statement to show that values are integral to all company operations and planning? Is a Code of Conduct sent to vendors? Do the vendors acknowledge receipt?