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Integrity - use of values or principles to guide action in the situation at hand.

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Whistleblowers anonymous, 3.8.04

Ottawa Business Journal

[...] the Internet- and phone-based system allows employees of the Ottawa software firm [Cognos] to voice any concerns they might have about potential fraud, abuse, misconduct or other ethical violations in the workplace, including accounting-related concerns over misreporting.

[...]"There are checks and balances within the system to ensure that only those pre-authorized people who logically (deal) with those kinds of scenarios would see the (employee) reports."

The reasons for the system were two-fold. First, the effort fell in line with Cognos' new code of business conduct launched last year. Second, the system responded to the stringent financial reporting regulations within the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, or SOX.


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"We shall need compromises in the days ahead, to be sure. But these will be, or should be, compromises of issues, not principles. We can compromise our political positions, but not ourselves. We can resolve the clash of interests without conceding our ideals. And even the necessity for the right kind of compromise does not eliminate the need for those idealists and reformers who keep our compromises moving ahead, who prevent all political situations from meeting the description supplied by Shaw: "smirched with compromise, rotted with opportunism, mildewed by expedience, stretched out of shape with wirepulling and putrefied with permeation.
Compromise need not mean cowardice. .."

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, "Profiles in Courage"


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