Corporate Responsibility from the Ground Up: The South African Council of Churches ''CODE OF BUSINESS CONDUCT''
THE CORPORATE EXAMINER
(Vol. 22, No. 4)
by Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
with Donna Katzin, Diane Bratcher (editor)
New York, New York, United States
Undated, about September 1993
Contents: Corporate Responsibility from the Ground Up: The South African Council of Churches ''CODE OF BUSINESS CONDUCT'' • A New Challenge for a New Time • The Economy: A Matter of Faith • Forerunners to the CODE • COSATU and ANC Principles • Platform of Guiding Principles for Foreign Investors • An Ethical Approach to the Economy • International Call for a Code • CODE of CONDUCT: Ten Commandments • Comparing the Codes - A Difference of Focus • Emphasis on Workers • From Principles to Government Policy • Reconstruction and Reconciliation • A Bold Step Forward • The Broader Challenge • New Premises for Partnership • South Africa Sanctions Lifted • The newsletter includes CODE of CONDUCT for BUSINESS OPERATING In SOUTH AFRICA, South African Council of Churches, July 1993 • The newsletter says in August 1993 as this special as this special Corporate Examiner is written, opponents of apartheid around the world eagerly anticipate the historic moment when South Africans establish a representative transitional government to launch the country’s first non-racial elections; shortly after the South African democratic movement is expected to call for lifting international sanctions and an end to South Africa’s economic isolation; this special issue presents the CODE OF BUSINESS CONDUCT produced by the South African Council of Churches as a standard for all businesses and investors in South Africa to observe. The newsletter includes quotes by Rev. Frank Chikane, General Secretary, South African Council of Churches (SACC); and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The newsletter includes excerpts from “The Church, the Poor and Business: A Proclamation on Ethical Corporate Conduct in South Africa” by the Ecumenical Task Force on Economic Matters, May 1993, and the Utrecht Statement, June 1993. The newsletter discusses Nelson Mandela, F.W. de Klerk, the Conference for a Democratic Future (CODESA), the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC), the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), the African National Congress (ANC), the Sullivan Principles, the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), the National Council of Trade Unions (NACTU), the Institute for Contextual Theology (ICT), Kagiso Trust, the Chemical Workers International Union (CWIU), Caltex, Ciba-Geigy, Colgate Palmolive, Gillette, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), the South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU), Code of Conduct for Multi-National Companies Investing in South Africa, the World Council of Churches (WCC), the International Labor Organization (,International Labour Organization, ILO), and the National Conference in Support of the African National Congress and Other Democratic Forces for a New South Africa.
By permission of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility.
Collection: Robert E. Maurer Papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections