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What is an Employee Code of Conduct?

Your Employee Code of Conduct applies to all employees of your organization including officers, directors, and employees of the company and its subsidiaries and affiliates. Your Code of Conduct is a key governance best practice that guides your business policies, procedures, and practices. It is in the best interest of your company and its stakeholders that you adopt and implement a Business Code of Conduct to, among other things, help ensure compliance with standards, laws and regulations applicable to all business activities. So, what is an employee code of conduct? Continue reading What is an Employee Code of Conduct?

How to Build a Business Ethics Program

Corporate financial scandals have highlighted the importance of business ethics and legal compliance. Yet, a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) survey of 280 corporate CEOs and directors found that “only one of three directors felt that they were highly effective in ensuring legal compliance“. Do you know how important a business ethics program is? Better yet, do you know how to build one? Continue reading How to Build a Business Ethics Program

How do you Create an Effective Ethics Policy?

Questionable or downright unethical behavior can lead to the enrichment of a few and the financial ruin of many. And after the damage has been done, the legislature vows to make sure “it will never happen again”. Some magazines will mention the case, some student term paper writer will use it as an example and that’s all. So what can your business do to create an effective ethics policy and ensure you don’t fall victim to these situations? How do you create an effective ethics policy? Continue reading How do you Create an Effective Ethics Policy?