Company X Code Of Ethics
Section I: Standards and Procedures
1. Equal Opportunity Employment
Employment with Company X is based solely on individual merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is strictly prohibited, including discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, veteran status, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy status, sex, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, sexual orientation or any other characteristics protected by law.
2. Positive Environment
Company X prohibits unlawful harassment in any form – verbal, ...view middle of the document...
4. Safe Workplace
Company X is committed to a violence-free workplace, and we will not tolerate any level of violence or the threat of violence in the workplace. Company X takes a Zero-Tolerance policy when it comes to weapons of any kind on or near company property or company sponsored events. If an employee becomes aware of a violation of this policy, it should be reported it to Human Resources immediately. In case of potential violence, contact Company X Security.
5. Avoid Conflicts of Interest
In working at Company X, we have an obligation to always do what’s best for the company and our clients. When employees are in a situation in which decisions may benefit themselves, their friends or family at the expense of Company X or its clients, you may be faced with a conflict of interest. All employees of Company X should avoid conflicts of interest and circumstances that reasonably present the appearance of a conflict such as investments, outside employment of any kind (whether found through work or not), friends and relatives, co-worker or client relationships, use of Company X products and services.
In each of these situations if the employee is considering entering into a situation that creates a conflict of interest, it is recommended against. If a situation that may create a conflict of interest, or the appearance of a conflict of interest arises, review the situation with a manager and Human Resources. Finally, it’s important to understand that as circumstances change, a situation that previously did not present a conflict of interest may present one. In such an instance, an updated Ethics Policy will be sent out to all employees.
Section II: Training
The Company X Ethics policy targets specific behaviors but are not all-inclusive. There are actions that may not be clearly defined here. During orientation case studies and clear examples of ethical breaches well be presented, and employees will be motivated to describe how they would handle the situation. During orientation and throughout employment, employees are encouraged to asks questions and get management involved to correct issues in procedures. Employees are assured of confidentiality to allow open discussions about ethical concerns. Company X employees have access to online learning material at any and all times, even before the conclusion of orientation. Whether in orientation of during quarterly ethics meetings, employees will be provided with examples of good and bad ethical behavior along with the impacts of each behavior.
Ethics training will be conducted quarterly or if there is a violation (covered in Section IV) Company X believes that consistent reinforcement of the company’s culture instills an ability to adhere to the company’s code of conduct. Ongoing ethical training is required as ethical issues are progressive.
Section III: Adherence
The general principles in the Ethics and Compliance are an integral part of Company X’s strategic plan. This...