ANTI-INTIMIDATION AND ETHICAL PRACTICES FORUM (AEPF)
EthicsSA is proud to announce its involvement in a new anti-corruption initiative.
The Anti-Intimidation and Ethical Practices Forum (AEPF) was launched on 28 January 2015 at the IoDSA in Sandton, Johannesburg.
The Forum was established in May 2014 by eight professional bodies who share a common concern about the rising levels of corruption in the country and the concomitant increase in the intimidation of the ‘guardians of governance’ i.e. professionals who work in fields such as auditing, risk management and governance.
The AEPF aims to educate members of professional bodies on how to follow correct procedures to blow the whistle on corruption, and the remedies available to them when they are intimidated for exposing wrongdoing within their organisations. Members will also work together to strengthen ethical standards in the professional arena and lobby for changes that will accord greater protection for whistle-blowers. The Forum will also work closely with the offices of the Auditor-General, National Treasury, the Public Protector and Corruption Watch, amongst others, in its quest to mobilise professionals against crime.
For more information go to: www.aepf.co.za
EthicsSA is proud to release our second guidance booklet, the Ethics Reporting Handbook: Guidelines for ethics officers and internal auditors.
In line with the Companies Act (2008) and the Public Service Integrity Management Framework, many organisations are now establishing ethics committees in one form or another. If these committees are to fulfil their mandate they will need credible and useful information on their organisations’ ethics performance. There has been a growing need for guidance from those who are responsible for compiling this information, but also those who utilise it.
The aim of this booklet is to give practical guidance to ensure a higher standard of information. Clear, relevant and timely information allows for more constructive engagement, more relevant ethics management programmes, and ultimately better ethics performance.
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The Ethics Institute of South Africa (EthicsSA) is a non-profit, public benefit organisation, incorporated in September 1999.
Our vision of "Building an ethically responsible society" is achieved by forming partnerships with the public and private sectors, and the professions.
We serve as a resource through our thought leadership, research, training, support, assessment and certification activities.
Everything we do is informed by our core convictions:
- We make a meaningful difference
- We build trusting relationships
- We enjoy working together
In short: At EthicsSA, we find meaning and joy in what we do.
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