The underlying belief of the “damage control” approach to dealing with ethical issues and ethical behaviour is that A) should only make a symbolic gesture towards acceptable ethical standards (as a general rule, simply adopt a code of ethics and introduce a very easy application); The main objective is to protect the company from all the consequences of unethical policies and behaviour. B) a company does not need a code of ethics as long as senior management makes a sign of punishment for unethical behaviour when its questionable actions are put in the public spotlight. C) unethical behaviour should only be punished if it leads to a public scandal that cannot be ignored by management. D) Reputation for high ethical standards is important to every company. E) Business is business, not ethics. C. the application of general ethical principles and standards to the actions and decisions of companies and the behaviour of company staff. The belief in ethical relativism leads to the conclusion that, as ethical standards are subjective, it is entirely appropriate for each company to define and implement its own ethical principles of good and evil with respect to the use of minor labour and the payment of bribes and bribes. For example, ethical standards are established objectively (not subjectively). C. Whether the use of a minor labour force and the payment of bribes/kickbacks should be considered ethical or unethical depends on the moral standards, values and business standards prevailing in certain cultures, societies, countries or circumstances.
D. Ethical standards are objective and universal – whether the use of minor labour and the payment of bribes and bribes should be considered ethical or unethical does not depend on the moral standards, values and trade standards that prevail in certain cultures, societies, countries or circumstances. E. The norms of law and injustice depend on what is legal in a given country – whether the use of minor labour and the payment of bribes and bribes are ethical or unethical , is subject to local law. Ethics is the study of the norms of good and evil that tell us how we should behave.