Title: Applying an ethical decision-making model: the case of Avco Environmental

Authors: Walter Leal Filho; Evangelos Manolas; Osvaldo Luiz Gonçalves Quelhas; Sergio Luiz Braga França

Addresses: London Metropolitan University, Room SHG-36, Stapleton House, 277/281 Holloway Road, N7 8HN London, UK ' Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources, Democritus University of Thrace, 193 Pantazidou Street, 68200 Orestiada, Greece ' Laboratory of Technology, Business Management and Environment – Latec, Department of Engineering, Fluminense Federal University, 156 Passo da Patria Street, Bloc E, Room 329, 24210-240 Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ' Laboratory of Technology, Business Management and Environment – Latec, Department of Engineering, Fluminense Federal University, 156 Passo da Patria Street, Bloc E, Room 329, 24210-240 Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Abstract: This paper discusses the principles of ethical decision-making at enterprises, as a tool for corporate social responsibility. In particular, it focuses on the particularities inherent to ethical guidelines in an organisation. A case study from an environment company provides the basis for an analysis, in the context of which the role played by ethical issues, as well as some steps to ensure they are implemented, are considered.

Keywords: organisational ethics; stakeholders; ethical decision making; case study; Avco Environmental; corporate social responsibility; CSR; ethical guidelines; organisational guidelines.

DOI: 10.1504/PIE.2013.060662

Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal, 2013 Vol.8 No.3, pp.135 - 144

Available online: 24 Apr 2014 *

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