Corporate Digital Responsibility and Corporate Ethics

The conversation concerning proliferation of technological products and services is increasingly spiraling beyond convenience to considerations for ethics and impact of technology on the society and the people. Although there is no universal definition of Corporate Digital Responsibility (CDR) and Digital Ethics (DE), it entails companies taking responsibility for the manner in which their digital processes, products, and services impact their stakeholders inclusive of employees, supplies, customers, society, and theenvironment.1 This strategy for responsible innovation and digitalization can only be achieved if a company manages the digital transformation in a value-oriented, responsible and ethical manner – and puts the human aspect at the Centre of their activities.

This guide points out the benefits and principles of responsible innovation and digitalization as well as the role of people, process, product and technology. It goes further to elaborate on who bears the responsibility; why companies should implement CDR and Digital Ethics and how it can be achieved.