Ethics Audit in Educational Organizations

4th LUMEN EDU International Online Scientific Conference | Education, Quality & Sustainable Development| EDU 2020 Copyright © 2020

FORMAT | Presented paper              

LANGUAGE | English

HOW TO CITE| SANDU, Antonio (2020). Ethics Audit in Educational Organizations (Plenary Speaker). Prezentat în cadrul 4th LUMEN EDU International Online Scientific Conference | Education, Quality & Sustainable Development | November 25th – 26th, 2020 | Targoviste, Romania.

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The ethics audit is an effective tool in organizational evaluation by highlighting its position against its own standards and expectations. Such an audit involves a complex and comprehensive evaluation of policies of procedures, products and services to highlight their consistency with the values and the missions of the organization. The ethics audit allows the identification and resolution of problems related to the ethical organizational culture. The ethics audit should be performed in order to understand the level of compliance between organizational values and practices aimed at putting these values into practice. The ethics audit aims at the same time to highlight the institutional ethical climate. Any problems that may arise in the implementation of ethics policies will also be highlighted by following their cause and formulating possible solutions to improve or to solve them. The governance ethics audit aims to maximize the beneficial results of public policies and therefore has a utilitarian, consequentialist character. The ethics audit aims at transposing into practice the Code of Ethics of the organization as well as the observance of the ethical standards included in the procedures that the organization implements. It clarifies the current values based on which the organization actually acts, but also the values that act underground and non-transparently in the organization. Ethics audit allows the identification of problem areas in the organization and the creation of reference bases for evaluating the next improvements of ethical practices in the organization.


ethics audit; ethics policies; ethical practice; ethical values.