24.3 X plc is trying to get a trading permit, for which it qualifies. Unfortunately, there is a backlog at the
issuing office, and X plc has been notified that there will be a delay in the processing of its permit. The
divisional manager offers a donation to the issuing office's staff welfare fund, if the official concerned will
expedite the paperwork.
Which of the following statements is true of this action?
A It is not unethical, because the money is offered for positive purposes.
B It is not unethical, because X plc is legally entitled to the benefit it is claiming.
C It constitutes bribery.
D It constitutes grease money. (2 marks)
24.4 Which of the following is an approach to ethics which combines a concern for the law with an emphasis
on managerial responsibility?
A Compliance based
B Integrity based
C Environmental based
D Economic based (2 marks)