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Suggested guidelines for writing a code of ethics / conduct


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Companies that follow both the letter and the spirit of the law by taking a "value-based" approach to ethics and compliance may have a distinct advantage in the marketplace.  Give the average employee a legalistic "thou shall not..." code, and a negative response is almost guaranteed.  Make the contents of the code equally applicable to everyone in the organisation - at all levels - and you have a key ingredient for a code that becomes cultural, with all of the benefits.

The attached PDF file contains:

  • basics of developing a code
  • recommended elements
  • areas of risk
  • potential code topics
  • implementation of a code
  • a list of resource centers and their Web site addresses.
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