Developing a Code of Conduct: A Step-By-Step Guide

Whitepaper

Most companies strive to operate in an ethical manner and espouse a commitment to values such as honesty, integrity and trust. A code of conduct, also commonly referred to as a code of ethics, is a written set of principles that typically works in conjunction with an organization’s mission statement to clearly identify expectations regarding appropriate behavior. In effect, the code serves as a type of ethical roadmap for employees, management, vendors and stakeholders to following approaches to better enable an organization’s employees to avoid and better address ethical challenges and strengthen organizational integrity. Recent advances in online education that address a broader spectrum of learning offers the opportunity to strengthen this education.

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