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These are the main reasons our Code Of Conduct was created:
Our Code Of Conduct provides valuable information on the following:
While our Code Of Conduct is fairly comprehensive, there are some exceptions:
Our company is committed to maintaining and distributing the Code Of Conduct to our employees, third parties with who we do business, and the community. All employees are responsible for reading and meeting the requirements of the Code.
We encourage every member of our team to learn and embrace our Code Of Conduct.
To help you better understand how our Code Of Conduct might applies to how we all do our jobs, we’ve applied it to the three brief work scenarios below.
Potential Conflict Of Interest
I work in the IT department. One of our customers asked if I could work with him on weekends to help set up a new accounting system. Since this project is different from the work I do for the customer through our company, may I take on the contract work?
NO. This situation represents a conflict of interest. In order to avoid the perception that you might offer preferential treatment to this customer, you must decline the arrangement. Refer the customer to the conflicts of interest section of our Code.
Code Differs From Standard Procedure
I discovered a section in our Code that conflicts with how we actually operate in the field. Should I report this to anyone, though everyone knows the standard procedure?
YES. Our Code of Conduct is a dynamic document. Contact the compliance department with your suggested changes. If they are approved, the Code will be updated to reflect current practice.
An Issue Not Directly Addressed By Code
Recently I encountered an issue that, as far as I can tell, is not addressed in our Code. In deciding how to handle it, should I just follow my instincts?
MAYBE. It depends on the circumstances and how quickly you need to take action. Feel free to sort out the issue with your manager. As a follow-up, he or she may advise you to contact the compliance department to determine whether the issue should be added to our Code.