Patti BowenWestern Governors University|
Given Company Ethics Program
Our Code of Ethics Program is designed to uphold the interests of every stakeholder of Given Company. Our mission is to uphold a high level of integrity by maintaining high company standards, values and principles to ensure the company meets its mission of being a good corporate citizen who is socially responsible. Our program provides effective guidance for daily decision making for all levels of personnel in an effort to establish and promote long-term relationships within Given Company and with our customers and community. The overall goal of the program is to be diligent in establishing a culture built on trust and respect, both internally and externally. Our program serves as the moral compass for all business activity performed by Given Company and its employees. B.
STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES
Laws and Regulations
Employees of Given Company are expected to comply with all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Violations resulting from employee activities, business or personal, will not be condoned. Employees are expected to conduct all business activities well above the minimum standards required by law. Employees are expected to communicate all situational uncertainty with their direct supervisor and/or human resources director to ensure proper guidance and clarification. When in doubt, one should always waiver on the side of caution and seek advice, rather than make a choice that will leave a lasting impression on the reputation of the individual employee or the company as a whole. Employee Conduct
In the course of all business activity, from the most routine, simple or mundane, to extremely complex, one must question the impact to the individual and the overall impact to the company and its stakeholders. Employees will be held responsible for their own conduct. Employees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times while on company time. Conduct that will not be tolerated includes, but not limited to, profanity, drinking or illicit drugs, illegal activity, dishonesty, and any activity that may be misconstrued as sexual misconduct or harassment. Company time consists of any time an employee is representing the company onsite or offsite. This includes times of business related travel, offsite business meetings, trainings, or entertainment related to business. Conflicts of Interest
Employees must conduct all business activity in the best interest of Given Company and its stakeholders. Employees cannot personally benefit from activities directly or indirectly resulting from business related relationships or activities. Employees are expected to disclose all potential conflicts of interest relating to relationships (family or friends), private security holdings or investments, or personal dealings in any capacity relating to existing or future customers. A conflict of interest will impair an employee’s ability to conduct business in the best interest of the company. Employees are required to report all potential conflict of interest. Confidentiality and Privacy
Given Company employees are obligated to protect the privacy and rights of all company stakeholders and its customers/clients. All business activity, records, documents, and references relating to Given Company and its customers/clients are considered confidential in nature and must be not be disclosed, except in accordance relative to specific job duties or as allowed by strict company policy. Company Funds, Transactions, Assets, Property, Records, and Communications All company resources or relative authorities provided to employees are strictly for the sole purpose of conducting business in the name of the company. Personal use of company resources or misuse of authority will not be tolerated. Employees will be expected to uphold the highest level...
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