business ethics

International Forum on Globalization (IFG)

The IFG is an international alliance of activists, academics, economists, researchers and writers who want to take a new approach to economic globalisation. IFG is concerned with issues like human rights, local economies, environment and democracy. It was formed in 1994 in San Francisco. The site gives details of its programs, events, and publications. There is a section called "Globalization Resources and Analysis" which includes comment on other organisations such at World Trade Organisation and Friends of the Earth.

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

This site is produced by Christopher Avery, an international lawyer educated in the USA. He has considerable experience of ethical business research and has worked for Amnesty International. He seeks responses from companies to allegations of misconduct: thus ensuring that coverage is balanced and encouraging companies to address concerns raised by civil society. The website covers over 4000 companies, over 180 countries. Topics include discrimination, environment, poverty, development, labour, access to medicines, health and safety, security, trade.

Urzad Ochrony Konkurencji i Konsumentów (UOKK)

This is the site of the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection (OCCP) in Poland, which is responsible for counteracting monopolistic practices and protecting consumer rights. The site provides detailed information about the Office: its organizational structure (with an interactive map of the Office branches), listing of leading officials together with their biographies, tasks, powers, competences, and contact details; and a large number of the full-text legal acts on the OCCP's functioning.

Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG)

The Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG) is is a Montreal-based independent research and media group of progressive writers, academics and activists who are critical of globalisation and the New World Order. In their view, globalisation and war are connected and lead to a concentration of private wealth. This site exposes the activities of global banks, financial institutions and multinationals. There are articles on the latest news events. There are archives of earlier news articles and links to other websites with similar sympathies to CRG.

Global Standards

Global Standards is a consultancy group concerned with Vietnam, China, Thailand and Korea, specialising in corporate social responsibility issues, including labour, safety and environmental compliance. Although this is a commercial concern, the website contains some useful free content about labour and working conditions in Vietman: there are articles, an online newsletter on employment issues (registration is required) and information on labour standards there. Global Standards is accredited by the Fair Labor Association (FLA) in the USA.