Three MCA member firms have been chosen as finalists for the Consulting Excellence award for Ethical Behaviour 2017. This award demonstrates exemplary and high standards of ethical behaviour throughout their consulting practice. These may include innovations in Corporate & Social Responsibility (CSR), outstanding practical commitments to environmental sustainability or real advances in diversity. Firms will ideally be able to demonstrate that their commitments are understood and supported by all their consultants. Winning and commended firms will have made a real and demonstrable difference to wider society.
The winners will be announced at the MCA Awards Ceremony & Dinner, held at the Park Plaza Westminster on 27 April 2017. All MCA awards are judged by an independent expert panel of judges who have experience of working in the public and private sectors, universities, consultancy or journalism.
The summaries of all the finalists can be found below:
Arup’s distinct employee-owned culture drives ethical behaviour across the organisation. Clients and employees benefit from the shared values and ethos to ‘shape a better world’. Last year Arup worked on 16,000 projects with 4,000 clients in 146 countries. Physical evidence of Arup’s work is everywhere, from Crossrail to Dubai International Airport, from offshore wind farms to the Shard. Arup’s consultants ensure that the world’s most iconic projects have a robust business case, are delivered on time and to budget, are operated safely and efficiently and have a positive business and societal outcome with clear and sustainable long-term benefit.
GE Healthcare Finnamore
Ethics are a matter of heart and mind that reflect who we are. In GEHCF we are 100% committed to always doing the right thing, for our customers and staff, irrespective of commercial consequences. Fundamentally, we believe that honesty yields commercial results.
Personal commitments to ethical practice from our leadership are supported by robust compliance processes. At the heart of GE’s Integrity programme is The Spirit & The Letter, a code of conduct and set of policies that cover our integrity commitments in fifteen business areas.
We recognise that our reputation for integrity is a competitive advantage and are proud to be part of an organisation that has been honoured as one of Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies for 10 straight years.
At PwC we undertake many initiatives to ensure we promote Ethical Behaviour in all its forms. ‘Reverse mentoring’ is one of them. It is a mandatory programme that looks at pairing more junior consultants with partners or directors of a different gender of ethnicity. The aim of the programme is for the two parties to understand what the business feels like from a different perspective, challenging their view of the ‘norm’. It is a significant and insightful programme for our people, and one that is embedded in the leadership of our business.