Organisations with a strong ethics culture are able to motivate their employees as well as those associated with them to speak honestly and with integrity. To strengthen the Airline’s ethics culture, the TATA Group-owned Air India has decided to implement an ethics governance structure. The Airline has also announced that it is going to establish committees at the regional and apex levels.
Campbell Wilson, managing director and chief executive officer, Air India, will head the apex committee. The other members of the committee are Air India’s chief ethics counsellor (CEC), chief human resource officer (CHRO), chief financial officer (CFO) and chief operations officer (COO).
The apex committee will be responsible for formalising the ethics or any related guidelines, as well as approving policies, forms and procedures related to ethics guidelines. According to the internal document, issues, if any, can be escalated to the apex committee by the regional ethics committees.
Building a ‘positive ethics culture’ with the help of continuous engagement, AI engagement, and ethics training will be one of the major responsibilities of the committee. The local ethics counsellors (LECs) and regional ethics champions will also support this mission.
Gurjot Malhi is the new CEC. Earlier, he was the CEC of Vistara, where he worked to set up a system on the same lines.
Malhi has been working at Tata Steel for a decade now. He has worked as an advisor to the managing director at Tata Steel, advisor to Tata Sons in Bombay House, as well as advisor to the CEO, Vistara.