Multiple research and survey results affirm that the most important factor in preventing misconduct is a culture based on integrity, accountability, and transparency, that most of us consider as ethical business practices. Code of conduct defines organizations understanding of its ethics, which can be considered as an umbrella document to secure, that its policies, rules, and procedures are being followed.
Code of Conduct is a representation of the organization’s culture – from its positive and aspirational qualities. Based on organizations mission and vision, values and heritage. Considerations of which, within the organization, helps to reinforce these positive cultural elements. It assists employees to identify with the organizations ethical conduct and provides a basis on understanding of the expected behaviour as representatives of the organization.
All situations cannot be formulated a guideline or procedure. A good Code of Conduct assists on decisions, how to proceed on the situation, that does not have a guideline for.
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