AWARDS EBEN RME 2020
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Video of Gelina Karella’s speech at the EBEN RME AWARDS 2020.
Video of Gelina Karella’s speech at the EBEN RME AWARDS 2020.
Corporate Governance, Social Responsibility and Business Ethics in one model.
There is no such thing
as business ethics.
There is only one kind –
you have to adhere
to the highest standards.
EBEN responds to the need of modern business (private or public sector) to operate effectively within the principles
of Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility by developing the Responsible Management Excellence (RME) model, which has been applied for about 10 years to a significant number of companies and organizations operating in different sectors.
RME is based on Aristotle’s logic that “excellence is a habit” and “leadership needs Ethics (Business Ethics), Reason (Management Systems), Passion (Passion for Ethics) to achieve Sustainability“.
Following this holistic approach of Aristotle (Greek philosopher 384-322 BC, Teacher of Alexander the Great), EBEN’s RME is based on two main pillars, Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility, which focus on the Company’ s Code.
The model consists of 10 basic criteria (which are divided into a total of 50 sub-criteria and cover all the activities and processes of an organization) and incorporates modern systems & international practices, taking into account local values, international principles, compliance and transparency issues.
Corporate Governance is divided into Business Analysis, Business Performance, Internal Audit and Regulations &
Communications in the above areas.
Social responsibility is divided into Environmental actions, Social activities, Results of Economic stability and Regulations & Communications related to the above actions.
Corporate Governance (CG) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) intersect with the Corporate Code, which is considered the heart of the model.
Businesses and organizations participating in different levels of achievement receive valuable tools both to improve their operations and to save and utilize their resources and become part of a wider team with common values and vision.
When business ethics excellence
leads the corporate identity
Live your life
your every act
were to become
a universal law
The EBEN (EUROPEAN BUSINESS ETHICS NETWORK) is the older and most active Business Ethics Network in Europe today, already active in 43 member countries, including 18 EBEN National Chapters.
Regarding companies and organizations, the main activity of EBEN is to promote Corporate Ethics in all areas, through continuous employee training and by presenting modern development methods that not only benefit businesses and the wider society, but above all foster a corporate culture that uniquely safeguard the interests of stakeholders.
The RME model promotes two key corporate pillars: Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance.
The RME model is based upon the ancient Greek Philosopher and teacher of Alexander the Great, Aristotle.
The RME model is the result of academic as well as professional effort of its specialist creators and promotes two key corporate pillars: Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance, and most of all an ever-present link to Business Ethics and the related Corporate Code that expresses it
The model contains a total of 10 basic criteria & 50 sub-criteria as included in RME relevant material.
EBEN enables Certification with specific rating and ranking in the corresponding category of RME AWARDS in companies and organizations, for EBEN members who meet the specifications through a clear validation process that includes an on-site site visit.
We can regain or gain confidence by using the resources we have and modern tools tailored to our capabilities.
In fact, there is no such a dilemma, it is just a one-way street. The company that wants to thrive, must be willing and be able to change, to improve.
Conceptually, trust hides a number of factors that influence significantly the decision of a consumer to choose a service or product.
Especially in the service sector, there is more and more talk through the press about the trust we need to regain.
Enhancing its reliability towards the Customer
Eliminate organizational weaknesses that waste resources
Strengthening the profile
The company can only be dynamic and extroverted in order to survive. Let’s not forget that today’s customers are more and more demanding and informed, for example, even about environmental issues that are often one of the factors shaping the opinion about the profile of the company with which they will work.
The application and use of tools such as the quality systems of the ISO series, the European certification EFQM, the business ethics model EVEN GR enables the small and large business to become more extroverted, better organized, saving resources and, above all, better shielded against difficulties to face.
Today, more and more companies participate in programmes and actions of corporate social responsibility.
The social profile and the sensitivity of the company towards social issues constitute an important feature of its identity.
The consumer is undoubtedly influenced positively and prefers eventually products or services of companies which present a significant social activity.
In a wider sense, the certification of small and big businesses EBEN GR (European Business Ethics Network) constitutes a part not only of corporate social responsibility, but also of business ethics, according to the relevant model.
has a social activity within the framework of its capabilities,
implements systems that support its structure,
cares for the environment,
But is it time for such luxury?
An initial reaction which is not at all unusual towards the implementation of some management tools or excellence models which shows, however, a lack of awareness of the benefit that a company can have from the certification of excellence.
The international economic conjuncture and the tough Greek reality, mainly for the small Greek company that faces a lack of liquidity, surely do not constitute the ideal basis for the far-reaching design of actions that are not erroneously considered by a percentage of enterprises as necessary for the survival of the company.
1. The capability to locate the malfunctions (e.g., organizational, administrational) that render the everyday operation difficult and to find ways to eliminate them through the application of the procedure of auto-evaluation according to the RADAR procedure.
2. The saving of resources, that is money and time, given the fact that the lack of organization constitutes a cause of wasting resources and of reduced productivity.
3. the boosting of the image and prestige of the company with a certification of an international range that is particularly identifiable abroad.
4. The adoption of an Excellence culture that characterizes the small or big company that wishes to widen its horizons through exports and cooperation by underlining its extrovert character.
However, the main reason is that the application and certification of the Excellence models help the Enterprise and its People to understand in depth and essentially that the Participation of All the People in the Company and the Fair Diffusion of the Knowldege constitute from now on a one-way street for the Success and the Competitiveness.