Our Methodology

Our proprietary methodology is base on four ethical principles and nine evaluation criteria that help us identify ethical dilemmas that any organization might find.

 Our ethical principles are:

 1. NATURAL LAW: standards for human conduct based on human nature. Natural law is therefore prior to all human choice and is a measure of it. It is common to all people, both as measuring their action and insofar as its principles are to some degree promulgated to all, that is, known to everyone through the natural light of reason and by the inclinations attending on human nature.

2. COMMON GOOD: any single good capable of benefiting many individuals, especially if it can benefit many individuals at once without diminishing. It follows on the social dimension of human nature that people ought to pursue the common good before private goods.

3. FAMILY: A natural community consisting of a husband, his wife, and their children, who live in common. Neither human choice nor manmade laws can change or redefine these natural forms.

4. HUMAN DIGNITY: God has created every individual human being according to his image and likeness, which is the cause of human dignity. Each person is an instance of the noblest nature in the natural world, a rational nature capable of knowing and loving God and made specifically for that purpose. No person may therefore be treated as a mere means to an end sought by any human person or society.

Our ethical evaluation criteria are:

  • - Violence to human life and instrumentalization of procreation.
  • - Workers’ rights violations.
  • - Questionable dealings in arms development, production and sales.
  • - Involvement in the pornography industry.
  • - Incitement to immoderate use of alcohol or tobacco, or excessive gambling.
  • - Abuse of natural resources.
  • - Fraud, money laundering, corruption and other illegal activities.
  • - Promotion of unchristian ideals.
  • - Complicity with government injustice.