ORGANISATIONS WE HAVE WORKED WITH
OUR CORE VALUES
Making a Difference
Our purpose is to make a difference by working with others to create effective ethical organisational cultures; thereby fighting corruption one step at a time.
Humour & Fun
People learn more when they are enjoying themselves; there is no
reason why ethics and compliance has to be boring!
Continuous Learning and Openness
Our highest potential can only be reached through constantly seeking to learn and understand, by being curious and open to new ideas and diverse perspectives.
"Ruth played an integral part in establishing a values based approach to ethics at Carnival UK. Her combination of knowledge and real world experience meant she had great credibility with senior management whilst still being able to relate to our operational teams too and that made a real difference to the pace of change we were able to achieve."
VP, General Counsel at Carnival UK
“A great insight for creating and sustaining an ambassador program Ethics ambassadors are a key to driving culture change”
“This was overall just a wonderful session with a novel idea presented in a way that made me think it would work in a wide variety of organizations. This was the best session of all. Very practical and engaging. The real answer to the problem. I will do this”
“Information was useful and practical. You can hear the experience of the speaker.”
Feedback on our Ethics Ambassador sessions
“I wanted to say a massive thanks for your involvement in the Australian Regulatory Summit last week (as well as a more general thanks for both that and the ASEAN summit). The Australian summit has been really well received, and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive in general and about your session in particular. Thank you for sharing your expertise with us and the audience.”
Colin Carter, Head of Summits, Refinitiv
Roswitha Reisinger, VP and General Counsel at Otsuka Pharmaceuticals Europe Ltd
General Counsel with 15+ years of international experience in managing complex legal needs for highly reputed organizations with activities in more than 60 countries in Europe and emerging markets.
Christopher Hodges is Professor of Justice Systems, and head of the Swiss Re Research Programme on Civil Justice Systems, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford. He is a Supernumerary Fellow of Wolfson College Oxford.
Christopher is a frequent panellist and speaker on values and the author of many books; including Ethical Business Practice and Regulation: A behavioural and values-based approach to compliance and enforcement.
Ruth Steinholtz established AretéWork in 2011 to further her mission of making a difference in the world of business ethics and by doing so to play a modest role in stopping corruption and its widespread and devastating consequences. The usual compliance focused approaches have failed to create ethical companies committed to doing the right thing and Ruth believes there is a better way, based on values.
Ruth has continued the work she began while General Counsel of Borealis AG championing a values-based approach and has since helped organisations shift their focus towards building a strong ethical culture while improving the compliance tools that are required by law. Her mantra is “ethics is everyone’s responsibility” and this underpins all aspects of her work, seeking to engage as many people as possible in creating and maintaining the norms and institutions that allow people to bring ethics and integrity to work, all the time, everywhere, and not just on posters on conference room walls.