Martin Marietta: Managing Corporate Ethics (A)
Senior managers at Martin Marietta are considering two questions: how to assess the company's seven-year-old ethics program; and how to deal with employees' fear of retribution--real or imagined--for alerting the corporate ethics office to potential problems. The case describes the company's ethics program, the process of integrating it into the organization, and the reactions and views of key managers. Intended to provide in-depth knowledge of one company's approach to managing corporate ethics and to permit students to evaluate the impact of the program. Exposes students to a range of issues involved in managing programs like the one in place at Martin Marietta.