According to one source that the author cites there are five principles of business ethics according to Keraf (1994: 71-75) including:
1. The principle of Autonomy. Autonomy is the attitude and ability of humans to act on their own consciousness. Acting autonomously presupposes the freedom to make decisions and act according to that decision. Autonomy also presupposes responsibility. In the business world, a person’s responsibility includes responsibility for himself, the owner of the company, consumers, the government, and society.
2. The principle of Honesty. The principle of honesty includes fulfilling the terms of the agreement or contract, the quality of the goods or services offered, and the work relations within the company. This principle is the most problematic because there are still many business people committing fraud.
3. Principles Don’t Do Evil and Do Good. This principle directs us to actively and optimally do good or benefit others, and if … Read More