Attempts by individual businesses to behave in an ethical manner.
Organic (or internal) growth involves expansion from within a business, for example by expanding the product range, or number of business units and location.
Where a business grows 'externally' usually through mergers or takeovers
A set of social principles that govern or influence how we behave. Ethical Behaviour Business behaviour which places moral values above maximising profits.
Measure of whether a production process can be continued into the long term. A business policy based on sustainability focuses on recycling, waste management and replanting.
Many companies have grown by diversifying. This means moving into other areas of production or sales. A conglomerate is a business that operates in many different markets.