The “everybody does it” defense

It would appear as though the auto industry has a problem with accuracy.

Volkswagen Posts Loss on Charge; Germany Recalls Other Cars,” The Wall Street Journal, April 23, 2016 A1.  VW, Daimler, and GM caught up in the investigations.  On Friday, there was a report of another car scandal in Japan.  “Mitsubishi’s Efficiency Scandal Points to Big Competition Among Japan’s Tiny Cars,”Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2016.  Fudging the numbers on fuel economy.

Is lying a violation of your company’s Code of Conduct?  Or is that only lying internally?  Does your company’s culture punish lying, or fudging the numbers?

What else is being fudged?

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