The international network is growing and more countries are setting up their own Week of Integrity. The Week of Integrity Foundation is committed to extending its multi-stakeholder initiative by disseminating the concept and by providing support to those that are interested in starting a national Week of Integrity in their country. At the national level, the Week of Integrity brings together businesses, governmental organisations, NGO’s, academics and others to foster the debate on integrity. Throughout the year, partners exchange knowledge and best practices and build a continuous learning network.
‘Doing business today is not just about optimizing inventory, increasing production, reducing costs, increasing margins and maintaining profitability. What matters most is building and persevering a sustainable business that truly contributes towards the development of those who work there, as well as their communities and regions.’
‘In my view, speaking truth to power can start early in the morning when I look mirror, and ask myself a frank question: ‘Why am I doing this?’- and ‘Can I explain the answer to this question to the people who are nearest to me?’
‘A culture of integrity recognizes the company’s social role and places the individual at the center of corporate decisions and actions.’
‘If one person would take 15 minutes to think each day about integrity, that person has already made a contribution to his values. If that person would talk about what he thinks, then has already made a contribution to society. If he does what he says, then he has challenged a frustrated society to act different.’
‘Ethical leadership means setting high standards of conduct that communicate to everyone in the organization, or who works with the organization, what is expected of them.’
‘If the only purpose of a company is to increase profits for its shareholders, it seems reasonable that on a certain level, stakeholders will question the intention and ask a broader purpose in order to trust the organization whether as employees, clients. providers, investors or community members.’