Business ethics refers to the moral principles that guide exchange of goods and services. At CSAAE, we believe that business transanctions must not only be fair to the parties but must also advance the common good. For example, if a company is polluting the environment, we cannot have a healthy society. If a trader is marking up prices of goods unnecessarily, we cannot have fair trade. If employers of labor are not paying workers well, we cannot have a prosperous society for all.

To this end, CSAAE provides resources and organizes capacity building trainings for members of various professions to enable them conduct business in ways that advance the common good.

Business Ethics Initiatives

Business Ethics Toll Free Line

CSAAE’s business ethics toll free line allows the public to report unethical business behaviors by businesses. Citizens can report those trafficking in human parts, selling drugs, selling expired products, using child labor, or not giving workers their rights by calling: 0800-900-1000


Ethical Trade Compliance Support

This initiative focuses on helping businesses abide by the code of labor practice as established by the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the UN Guiding Principles and Human Rights. Our ethics team meet with business leaders to review compliance and provide support including management trainings on code of labor practice and UNGPs.

Ethical Trade Compliance Award

Each year, CSAAE organizes ethical trade compliance award to recognize businesses that abide by the ILO code of labor practice and UNGP The aim is to encourage more businesses to abide by the code of labor practice.

Ethical Trade Compliance Advocacy

Our ethics team push for policies – at state, national and international levels – that facilitate the implementation of code of labor practice and UNGP by businesses.

Fair Trade Awareness

This initiative focuses on helping small and disadvantaged producers/sellers sell at fair market prices to buyers especially large buyers with higher purchasing powers. Through massive awareness, consumers and large buyers learn not to exploit small and disadvantaged producers/sellers by buying their products at fair market prices.


Responsible Buying and Selling Initiative

This program helps consumers to buy responsibly by not patronizing harmful and illegal products as well as products that their consumption cause harm to the environment. It also helps sellers not to sell harmful and illegal products. Our ethics team members wage war against the sell of human parts, drugs, ‘jazz” or other products that destroy the society.

Fair Trade, Responsible Buying and Selling Advocacy

Our ethics team push for policies – at state, national and international levels – that encourage fair trade and discourage irresponsible selling and buying.

Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative

CSAAE’s ethics team helps business leaders to adopt business practices that have minimal impact on the consumers, environment, and the workers. Our ethics team enlightens business leaders on the impact of their products in the society. They also encourage businesses to contribute to the society and work with businesses to implement projects that ameliorate any harm that their products may be causing to the society.



Consumer Right Protection Intiative

This initiative fights for consumers that are exploited by sellers and producers. Our ethics team members partner with Consumer Rights agency to ensure that sellers are not exploiting consumers through over charging, selling of expired products or refusal to accept returns.

University and Secondary School Ethics Contest

One of the focal areas of CSAAE’s annual ethics contest is Business Ethics. University and Secondary School Students are challenged through debates, scenario based questions and essays to tackle contested issues in business ethics.