home page Contact Us

 
OrphanAct.org Home
Orphans
 
Orphan Facilities
 
Projects: Available
Projects: In Process
Projects: Completed
Childrens Action Teams
Facility Sponsors
Russian Rotary Clubs
DONATE
VOLUNTEER
About Us
Newsletter
Documents
Contact Us
 
Maps
 
Calendar
 
About Rotary
Becoming A Member
Four Way Test
How To Join
Useful Links
 
Site Map

For members...




Administration Login
 
Becoming A Member - Four Way Test
click to print this pageprint this page

The 4-Way Test

Of the things we think, say or do:

 

  1. Is it the TRUTH?

  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?

  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

 

From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the world's most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The 4-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. This 24-word code of ethics for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The 4-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information on this page came from:

The The 4-Way Test page on the Rotary International web site.