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Organisational codes of conduct – shelf ware or living documents?

Event Date/Time: 15 March 2012 00:00 to 00:00
Status: Expired

Event Type: Talk
Industry Sector: Cross-sector

Event Address

Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre
University of Leeds
17 Belnheim Terrace
Woodhouse Lane
United Kingdom

Speaker Details

Wendy Harrison, Head of Strategy and Development, Shell Ethics and Compliance Office, Shell International Plc and

Rob Lawlor, Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied CETL, at the University of Leeds


In this highly interactive workshop we will discuss the value and purpose of organisational codes of ethics. Wendy Harrison will bring her experience to bear of designing and implementing a code at Shell. Rob Lawlor will facilitate a discussion on the issues arising drawing on the experience of participants. We will consider, for example, why do professionals need codes of conduct? What are the benefits for the individual and the organisation? What is the relationship between codes of conduct and statements of organisational values and principles? How can these documents be used in working life?

The Professional Ethics Network (PEN) brings together individuals from business and the professions to discuss current ethical issues. All workshops are free of charge and include dinner and drinks.

About Wendy Harrison
Head of Strategy and Development, Shell Ethics and Compliance Office, Shell International Plc.

Wendy is responsible for the strategy of the Ethics and Compliance Programme for the Shell Group, the development of many of the elements of this programme and the enablement of its effective implementation. Having joined Shell as a graduate entrant, much of her Shell career has been spent in international business working closely with a number of Group companies in Europe, Africa, Middle East, South America and with global initiatives involving the USA and Asia. Outside Shell, Wendy has lived and worked in France, Singapore, Malaysia and the U.A.E. Wendy has a BSc in Biochemistry and an MBA.

About Rob Lawlor

Dr Lawlor is a lecturer at the CETL where he divides his time between undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, the development of teaching materials, and applied ethics research. Much of his time is spent working with engineers to teach engineering ethics across the Faculty of Engineering.

Rob also teaches on the CETL’s MA in Health Care Ethics and online MA in Applied Ethics, provides PhD supervision, and works with the Faculty of Engineering’s Doctoral Training in Low Carbon Technologies . Rob joined the CETL (as a research fellow) in 2005 after completing his PhD, ”Gradability in Ethics”, at The University of Reading. Prior to that he completed an MPhil in Philosophy at King’s College London and a BA in Philosophy, also at Reading.

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