MBA402 Governance, Ethics, and Sustainability

Code : MBA402

Subject : Governance, Ethics, and Sustainability 

 

You are required to read a series of news articles and other information about an Australian company. The details of the Australian company, the news articles and other information will be supplied to you in due course.

You must then draft a Code of Conduct for the Australian company that specifically addresses:

A. Discrimination B. Exploitation C. Corruption D. Dishonest and Fraudulent Behaviour E. Whistleblower Protections F. Enforcement

You will be required to include a minimum of 15 references in your Code of Conduct at least 5 of which must come from academic journals or textbooks.

For further guidance here are the links to three example company codes of conduct:

1. Wesfarmers - http://www.wesfarmers.com.au/docs/default-source/corporate-governance/codeof-conduct---may-2015.pdf?sfvrsn=8

2. Stockland - https://www.stockland.com.au/about-stockland/corporate-governance

3. Woolworths - http://www.woolworthsgroup.com.au/icms_docs/183764_Code_of_Conduct.pdf
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Criteria F (Fail) 0%-49%
P (Pass) 50%-64%
CR (Credit) 65%-74%
D (Distinction) 75% - 84%

HD (High Distinction) 85%-100%

Mark

Assessment Content (Subject Specific) OUT OF 80 MARKS Code of Conduct Discrimination Code of Conduct does not adequately explain the concept of discrimination. Code of Conduct fails to expressly prohibit discrimination. Discrimination is sufficiently explained in the Code of Conduct. Discrimination is expressly prohibited but more information required to clarify the forms of behavior that amount to discrimination. Specific examples of discrimination are included in the Code of Conduct to support accurate explanation. Express prohibition of discrimination included making it clear that specific examples of behavior provided are in breach. A detailed explanation of the concept of discrimination is provided for in the Code of Conduct supported by relevant examples. Such discrimination is expressly prohibited by the Code of Conduct. Discrimination is comprehensively explained and supported by directly relevant examples. Such discrimination is expressly prohibited by the Code of Conduct with cross reference made to potential sanctions in the Enforcement section. /4
Code of Conduct Exploitation
Little to no discussion of the meaning of exploitation. No express prohibition of exploitation in Code of Conduct.
Code of Conduct includes adequate outline of the concept of exploitation. Express prohibition of exploitation is included but further details are necessary to better illustrate what forms of exploitation will not be tolerated in the organization.
Exploitation is clearly explained in the Code of Conduct with specific examples included. Exploitation is expressly prohibited and a direct reference is made to examples provided as being in breach.
Elaborate explanation of the concept of exploitation is provided for in the Code of Conduct and supported by helpful examples. Exploitation is expressly prohibited by the Code of Conduct.
Exploitation is thoroughly explained and supported by multiple relevant examples. The Code of Conduct expressly prohibits exploitation and refers to potential sanctions in the Enforcement section.
/4
Code of Conduct Corruption
Code of Conduct does not adequately explain the concept of corruption. Code of Conduct fails to expressly prohibit corruption.
Corruption is sufficiently explained in the Code of Conduct. Corruption is expressly prohibited but more information required to clarify the forms of behavior that amount to corruption.
Specific examples of corruption are included in the Code of Conduct to support accurate explanation. Express prohibition of corruption included making it clear that specific examples of behavior provided are in breach.
A detailed explanation of the concept of corruption is provided for in the Code of Conduct supported by relevant examples specifically including corrupt activity. Such corruption is expressly prohibited by the Code of Conduct.
Corruption is comprehensively explained and supported by directly relevant examples including corruption. Such corruption is expressly prohibited by the Code of Conduct with cross reference made to potential sanctions in the Enforcement section.
/4
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Code of Conduct Dishonest & Fraudulent Behaviour
Little to no discussion of the meaning of dishonest and fraudulent behaviour. No express prohibition of dishonest and fraudulent behaviour in Code of Conduct.
Code of Conduct includes adequate outline of the concept of dishonest and fraudulent behaviour. Express prohibition of dishonest and fraudulent behaviour is included but further details are necessary to better illustrate what forms of dishonest and fraudulent behavior will not be tolerated in the organization.
Dishonest and fraudulent behaviour is clearly explained in the Code of Conduct with specific examples included. Dishonest and fraudulent behaviour is expressly prohibited and a direct reference is made to examples provided as being in breach.
Elaborate explanation of the concept of dishonest and fraudulent behaviour is provided for in the Code of Conduct and supported by helpful examples specifically including dishonest and fraudulent behavior. Dishonest and fraudulent behaviour is expressly prohibited by the Code of Conduct.
Dishonest and fraudulent behaviour is thoroughly explained and supported by multiple relevant examples including dishonest and fraudulent behavior. The Code of Conduct expressly prohibits dishonest and fraudulent behaviour and refers to potential sanctions in the Enforcement section.
/4
Code of Conduct Whistleblower Protections
Code of Conduct does not adequately explain the concept of whistleblower or the need for adequate protections. Code of Conduct fails to expressly provide for whistleblower protections.
Whistleblowing is sufficiently explained in the Code of Conduct with consideration of the need for protections. Whistleblower protections are expressly provided for but more protective measures required to encourage whistleblowers to come forward.
Specific examples of whistleblowing are included in the Code of Conduct to support accurate explanation. Express provision of whistleblower protections included making it clear that specific examples of behavior provided are entitled to protection.
A detailed explanation of the concept of whistleblowing is provided for in the Code of Conduct supported by relevant examples. Such whistleblowing is expressly protected by the Code of Conduct.
Whistleblowing is comprehensively explained and supported by directly relevant examples. Such whistleblowing is expressly protected by the Code of Conduct with cross reference made to potential sanctions in the Enforcement section.
/4
Code of Conduct Enforcement
Little to no discussion of the enforcement and its purpose. No express provision for enforcement in Code of Conduct.
Code of Conduct includes adequate outline of the enforcement. Express provision for enforcement is included but further structure is necessary to better illustrate sanctions for breach and deter breaching behavior.
Enforcement is clearly explained in the Code of Conduct with specific examples included. Enforcement is expressly provided for and a direct reference is made to examples provided as being in breach with corresponding sanctions clearly illustrated.
Elaborate explanation of the concept of enforcement is provided for in the Code of Conduct and supported by helpful examples specifically including discrimination , exploitation, corruption, dishonest and fraudulent behavior, and whistleblower protections. Enforcement is expressly provided for in the Code of Conduct.
Enforcement

 

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