What’s it all about?
The Ethics Institute & EASI
There is increasing pressure on large organisations to ensure that their suppliers are ethically aware on issues such as anti-corruption, labour, environmental and human rights practices.
EASI, which stands for “Ethically Aware Supplier Induction”, is an online short course in business ethics, presented by The Ethics Institute, an independent public institute producing original thought leadership and offering a range of ethics-related services and products.
Raising awareness on ethical business practices
It is an interactive programme with animated video content, case-studies, practical scenarios and exercises.
The EASI programme:
- Serves as a comprehensive training programme for raising awareness on ethical business practices;
- Offers large organisations the opportunity to train their suppliers on ethical business practices; and
- Provides an opportunity for SMEs to be accredited as ‘Ethically Aware’.
For companies who want to train their suppliers
The programme is especially designed for executive managers of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who need to make sense of increasing ethics demands on their businesses – and what to do about it.
The idea is that large companies, in the interests of good governance, will use the EASI programme to train SMEs in their supply chains. The trained SMEs will be accredited as being “Ethically Aware”, and this accreditation will be accepted by a number of supporting large organisations.