Practical Application

a) Ethical consumption: This website promotes ethical consumption.

http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/aboutec/whybuyethically.htm
(The UK’s leading alternative consumer organization)

b) Ethical investment: These websites promote ethical investment.

http://www.socialfunds.com/
(Features over 10,000 pages on ethical investment)

c) Ecology: Featured here is a website that promotes business ethics in relation to ecological sustainability and a third that reports on the disastrous results of environmental mismanagement.

http://www.interfaceinc.com/who/
(An international carpet company)

d) Codes of ethics: These websites offer guidance on preparing a business code of conduct as well as examples of codes of ethics that have been developed by specific companies.

http://www.bce.ca/en/governance/codeofconduct/index.php
(Bell Canada Enterprises)

http://www.ups.com/content/corp/code_conduct.html
(United Parcel Service [UPS])

http://www.itcportal.com/careers_with_itc/code_of_conduct.html
(ITC [a large Indian corporation])

http://www.ethicsweb.ca/codes/ **
(Creating a code of ethics for your organization)

http://www.orgtrans.com/conflict.html **
(Resolving Workplace Conflict by Customizing the Golden Rule [book])

e) Corporate social responsibility: This site focuses on corporate social responsibility and the relationship between business and sustainability.

http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/epic/internet/incsr-rse.nsf/en/Home
(Industry Canada)

** Websites that specifically discuss the Golden Rule in relation to business ethics