Can ethics be taught?

Jacek Szemryk ( is Supervisor of Audit and Compliance at UPS in Wroclaw, Poland.

Ethics. This word has been used in business for ages. Nowadays, within the compliance world, this word appears more often than ever. Is it because the business world struggles to remain ethical, or maybe business realized that the role of ethics within a business is indeed essential?

Once you as a business owner, CEO, or a compliance professional realize that something must be done with ethics within your organization, another question arises: How can we ensure our people maintain ethical practices for the next months, years, or decades? Can we train people once at the beginning of their career within our organization and remain confident that will provide us ethical employees?

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