Organizations have to respond to their responsibilities with collective decisions. The fact that an organization should take responsibility for their actions is not new. In all developed countries there is detailed legislation, civil, criminal, labor, administrative, commercial, specifying that people have responsibilities and corporations. In developed countries there are also sufficiently reliable judicial systems that try to impose legal responsibilities when necessary. What is new is the social conscience that there is corporate responsibility, and must be paid even when the law is not enough to impose it.
for example when it concerns acts committed outside the borders of the country of nationality of the corporation, where no law protects the property affected or when the procedure of legal redress is so slow that it is useless. in these cases, and in many fights, both external and internal pressure directly to the organization, as they can to take responsibility for their actions, regardless of whether or not a legal obligation to do Peter French, angel Borrego and Carmen Velajos, indicate that business ethics is a branch of applied ethics. It deals with the study of the moral nature of policy issues that arise in the world of business. Corporate governance, the organization of a corporation, the behavior in the market, business decisions, etc.. Business ethics is distinguished, first, science or economic enterprise purely descriptive (not normative claims), such as econometrics or economic history. On the other hand, differs from knowledge with normative claims but not moral in nature, such as economics or accounting.