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By Steven R. Barth, Aspatore Books Staff

By no means has moral company behavior obtained as a lot cognizance and concentration because it does at this time, within the wake of the far-reaching monetary and societal results of the dramatic collapses that experience thundered via company the USA. no matter if your organization is deepest, publicly-held, works with the govt. - both contractually or via direct legislation - the institution, communique and enforcement of a accomplished set of moral ideas for enterprise behavior inside of your company is key for accomplishing company now, and into the longer term. As company tradition is ever evolving, a development that might purely speed up sooner or later, and as ethics performs a relevant position in lots of judgements that staff make, it really is now extra very important than ever to enforce a company code of behavior to your team. one of these code will serve to set forth vital floor ideas, permitting staff to react responsibly to either felony and moral dilemmas in a constant demeanour, all through a company. Written through best privateness attorney Steven Barth of Foley & Lardner, this publication might help you to set up a collection of finished and enforceable company-wide enterprise behavioral principles that might govern such judgements on your staff. a company tradition, generated below this moral scope, will preserve your company's imaginative and prescient based on the legislation or even restrict your legal responsibility publicity, may still a moral lapse ensue. Use this ebook to set up primary ideas and criteria on your staff to function a roadmap for navigating the criminal, moral and ethical dilemmas they face every day, within the traditional process carrying out enterprise. The booklet additionally comprises the codes of behavior from Coca-Cola (as an exemplary version) and from Enron (as a bad model).

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Any personal use of your company's computers or computer system does not compromise the security or integrity of your company's proprietary or confidential information or information systems. • The personal use must not interfere with the performance of your company's business, your employee's assigned duties, or the assigned duties of other employees, and should not adversely affect the performance of your employees or your company. • There should be no significant incremental cost to your company from such personal use, such as long-distance telephone charges.

Your company's code of conduct should also prohibit your employees from engaging in a pattern of accepting frequent courtesies from the same supplier or vendor. In short, your company's code should prohibit your employees from accepting courtesies from suppliers or vendors that they would not feel comfortable discussing with their manager, coworkers, or a member of the media. Unacceptable Actions Your company's code of conduct should prohibit your employees from engaging in the following actions with your company's vendors and suppliers: • Asking for a business courtesy • Accepting a business courtesy when: ♦ Your supplier or vendor is offering the courtesy in exchange for, or to influence, favorable action by your company ♦ Your supplier or vendor is attempting to motivate your employee to take an action that is prohibited by law, regulation, or company or supplier policy ♦ Your supplier or vendor is attempting to gain an unfair competitive advantage by improperly influencing your employee's discretionary procurement decisions • Using your position at your company as a means of obtaining business courtesies, such as personal discounts that are not generally made available to others on products, services, or other items of value from your company's customers or suppliers • Accepting offers of expense-paid trips for pleasure from your company's vendors or suppliers Guidelines for Disposition of Unacceptable Business Courtesies Your company's code should provide the following guidelines for how your employees should dispose of an unacceptable business courtesy received from suppliers or vendors: • Return it to your supplier or vendor with a polite explanation that your company's policy prohibits keeping it.

Your company's employees may not download or store any indecent or obscene material from the World Wide Web, or any such material received by email or by file transfer, and may not distribute any such material by file transfer or by email. 46 Chapter 6: Ethical Treatment of Your Company Chapter 6: Ethical Treatment of Your Company 47 Your employees should not be allowed to send email or other electronic communications that attempt to hide the identity of the sender or represent the sender as someone else or as someone from another company.

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