What is Integrity? Do you have this character? Or do you practice integrity in your mundane activities, in your working place, your business, your community or even to yourself?
If you may ask me what is the basis on the business success, well its not about how huge your annual profits are, and how popular you are in the market.. its about the quality of integrity you provide and give to your clients, employees, and community. Without the integrity at the helm of the company, a business is usually short-lived, no growth. In fact, when business integrity is present throught the deepest layers of a company and not just at its surface, it becomes the heart and soul of the company's culture and can mean the difference between a company that succeeds and a company that falters.
The importance of integrity has always existed among the business community, but in recent times has been shown as falling short. It is the Internet's immeasurable impact on the global marketplace that is now making the expression of integrity, reliability and credibility extremely important. In an effort to build upon a foundation of integrity, the first requirements would be to establish excellent rapport with clients. The best and most practised method for achieving rapport is by way of relationship marketing. Relationship Marketing is founded on the single and most critical characteristics, known as 'integrity'. However, achieving true integrity with clients often leaves many an entrepreneur bewildered, grasping for techniques and strategies that guarantee their futures. But integrity is not something that can be grasped and then simply used. Integrity in its essence must be so ingrained within the nature of an individual, its company and the team members, that it remains steadfast no matter what.
Integrity Initiative is a private sector-led campaign that aims to promote common ethical standards among various sectors of society. It operates on the principle of inclusion and collective action.
The initiative's first endeavor is PROJECT SHINE which stands for the project's main objective:
High-level commitment for
Integrity initiatives and
Nurturing collective action of
Enterprises advocating for fair market conditions.
PROJECT SHINE aims to institutionalize and promote honesty, transparency, and fairness in conducting business by using internal and external integrity validation systems. It is the 4-year project (2011-2014) implemented by the Makati Business Club and the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, and funded by Siemens.
Why support SHINE?
Here's the following reasons and advantages:
1). Gain competitive advantage as a recognized clean or ethical. Global trends indicate that investing in ethics is a business advantage for companies, even in a recession.
2). Access services such as toolboxes, helpdesks, and hotlies that aid in ensuring the efficiency of your integrity practices.
3). Avail potential privileges as a certified ethical company when dealing with the government
4). Be a part of a growing group of ethically-conscious companies taking the lead in propagating positive change with the way business is conducted in the Philippines.
As part of these project European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, in partnership with Chris Sports are inviting us to participate in this year's I RUN FOR INTEGRITY Towards a New Philippines.
Join now and be one of the supporters of this remarkable project to demonstrate Integrity in the new tomorrow. Participating in this event will show your commitment to support the initiative.
Last year's event took 5,000 plus participants. This year they are aiming for 7,000 supporters.
Click here to view it's year-end report of last year's success
It is a fun run composed of four categories: 3K, 5K, 10K and 15K. Registrations are still on-going at all Chris Sports Megamall, Glorietta, Mall of Asia, Festival Mall, Market! Market! & Fitness & Athletics , BGC. or at the ECCP office, 19th Floor, AXA Life Center, Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City. All runners will sign a pledge that commits them to follow a culture of integrity.
For individual or group registrations please email firstname.lastname@example.org.