From the time Epicurus was founded, we have maintained a vision, based on Epicurean philosphy and practical sensibilities about the work we perform for clients and the industries we serve.
The Benchmark of Business Ethics:
Philosophy was described by Epicurus as “the art of making life happy”, and he says that “prudence is the noblest part of philosophy”. His natural philosophy and epistemology seem to have been adopted for the sake of his theory of life.
‘It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and honorably and justly, and it is impossible to live wisely and honorably and justly without living pleasantly.’ This Epicurean quotation sets the ethical standard for our company.
We believe that to provide a client with a fair service, we must dedicate ourselves to that client’s service and never to the needs of third parties. To these ends, Epicurus does not allow our consultants to accept any commissions, fees or referral contributions from suppliers to the client’s business. While this is a commonly accepted practice among other consultancies, our belief is that accepting such commissions or fees compromises the ‘happiness’ of both parties and jeopardizes the relationship.
Our role is and must remain to serve, first and always our client. When a third party seeks to capture your business through our consultants, we compromise our integrity and role as your consultant. Thus no Epicurus consultant will ever try to sell external services or products. Only in this way can our high standard for corporate ethics be maintained.