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Definition of an Ethics Audit
There are many types of audits used by and for organizations, such as financial audits, quality audits, project audits, operational audits, performance audits, and ethics audits. An ethics audit is the systematic, independent, and objective examination and evaluation of the ethical content of the object of the audit.
An audit is systematic when it entails typical steps like planning, defining a framework, fieldwork (collecting information and obtaining evidence) using established methods, analysis, judgment, reporting, and documentation. An audit is independent when someone who has no interests on the results of the audit performs it. This is the case when...