Who we are
“We specialize in applications of Business, Government and Organizational Ethics”
We are a privately owned company that specializes in providing clients with services and support in business, government or organizational ethics. Established in 2001, this company has expertise based on the hard practical experience of developing and implementing an ethics programs in a large organizations or governments. We believe in service, advocacy and education.
This company operates either through the principal Paul Maillet, or through associates, alliances and collaboration with other ethics practitioners and consultants for larger projects.
Our clients include various Federal Government Departments, First Nations Communities and international governments.
The concepts and techniques we employ are user friendly, cooperative and non-threatening. We provide a variety of services including executive awareness, a tool-box, decision-making approaches, and a means of moral voice and compliance. We tailor approaches to client needs. We are affordable. This is more than a business to us. It is a way we can help others, to give something back in return for the rights and freedoms that we enjoy in liberal democratic societies.
Our Mission Statement
“What we believe in!”
- To contribute to the ethical conduct of governments, organizations and business.
To foster ethical conduct and human rights through local, national or international opportunities
- To advocate the highest standards of social, economic and environmental responsibility.
Our Value Statement
- We are committed to providing our clients with the best ethics and integrity services and support available. We are committed to complete client satisfaction.
- We are committed to a mutually professional relationship with our clients, a relationship that is respectful, honest, and fair.
- We believe in expanding governance, leadership, workplace practices and stakeholder relationships to include ethics and values. We believe in creating supportive environments that aim to “help good people do the right thing.”
- We believe in a healthy balance of ethics, environmental responsibility and sustainable development.
- We believe in the human values of respect, honesty, compassion and responsibility. We will deal with all persons in a manner that respects the dignity, rights and freedoms we enjoy as a society.
Our Supporting Principles
We believe that ethics in at the individual and organizational levels is all about:
- Doing the right thing.
- Helping good people do the right thing.
- Commitment to core values, honesty, fairness, respect and responsibility.
- Being a good company to work for.
- Being a good company to do business with.
- Being a business that makes a responsible difference in the community.
- A healthy organizational climate !!!
We believe that all organizations must ask themselves just how good they and their people are at understanding ethical expectations, ethical leadership, ethics awareness, dialogue, ethical decision-making, ethical relationships, social responsibility, voice and accountability.
“We are all about helping good people do the right thing”
We understand the environment. We believe that at the core of organizational ethical requirements is some type of structured approach to ethics, be it an ethics program or ethics strategy that directly touches the workplace. We believe that the key to accountability and continuously achieving good business conduct requires a coherent approach to ethics. The depth and complexity of this approach depends on the risks that exist and the size of the organization. We appreciate the challenges faced by organizations with massive and disparate cultures to accommodate, and who work in global settings, and who do business in operational environments fraught with unique ethical dilemmas. We understand that most work environments face the same social, diversity, fraud, harassment, conflict of interest, abuse of power and employment equity issues.
We have solutions. Simply, we seek to orient your application of organizational ethics to ensure that all employees perform their duties in accordance with the highest ethical standards and manage their relationships in an ethical manner. We recommend the establishment of champion, supported by a program policy and ethics office, who manages the Ethics Program with the aim of better mitigating the ethical risks inherent in the organization, and developing ways to continuously improve the ability to make ethical decisions. We recommend a framework and processes designed to maintain and improve the level of ethical conduct, a framework that requires the active support of the entire organizational community and the demonstrated commitment by implementing authorities. We advocate framework elements that include a clear aim, a supporting structure, processes, resources and goals. We advocate process elements that are comprised of ethical expectations, leadership, training, behaviour and decision-making, moral voice, internal disclosure of wrongdoing, accountability, compliance, and oversight. We believe in a strong integration with internal disclosure, Conflict Management and disciplinary systems to provide for safe reprisal-free voice options. We believe that the heart of all ethics program activities is ethical behaviour and decision-making, which should result in a healthy balance of obeying rules and laws, seeking good consequences, the care for others and the ability to live ethical values.
We believe that, a minimum program at the working level should consist of an awareness component, a risk management component, and a dialogue and voice component. Complementing these components should be an understanding that ethical decision-making is influenced by the values, beliefs and moral development of the individual, the intensity of the moral situation, and the ethical climate of the organization. The greatest influence that the leadership can have is to establish a supportive climate that encourages and approves of right ethical decisions. We believe that leaders must expand their professional abilities to include ethical risk management, conducting ethics awareness and dialogue, and being able to handle ethics inquiries or casework.
We believe that progress is continuous and long term, and in activity structured in general renewal cycles. This may include rotating annual cycles focusing first on domestic ethics (the internal workplace), a cycle on operational ethics (the external client, community, or public focus) and a cycle on training, implementation and planning. We believe that ethics training and awareness activity is necessary, supported by tools and techniques toolkits and handbooks. We believe in refreshing programs through internal conferences, also by taking advantage of networking and liaison with other corporate or governmental departments, academic conferences, corporate and international resources.