I chose to research Microsoft’s code of ethics. The code I’m using the Microsoft finance code of professional conduct. The CEO, CFO, and finance organization employees are expected to abide by this code as well as all applicable Microsoft business conduct standards. Any violations of the finance code of professional conduct may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
All employees covered by the Finance code of professional conduct will act with honesty and integrity, avoiding actual or apparently conflicts of interest in their personal and professional relationships. Comply with rules and regulations of federal, state, provincial, and governments, and of other appropriate private and public regulatory agencies. Act in good faith, responsibly, with due care, competence, and diligence, without misrepresenting material facts or allowing one’s independent judgment to be subordinated. Employees must not use confidential information acquired in the course of one’s work for personal advantage. Provide stakeholders with information that is accurate, complete, objective, fair, relevant, timely, and understandable, including information in our filings with and other submissions to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and other public bodies. Also, all employees under the finance code of professional conduct must exercise responsible use, control, and stewardship over all Microsoft assets and resources that are employed by or entrusted to us.
If anyone is aware of any suspected or known violations of this code of professional conduct, the Standards of Business Conduct says you have a duty to promptly report such concerns either a manager or another responsible member of management.
The behavior Microsoft is trying to head off is honesty. This code of conduct talks a lot about being honest and doing the right thing. There are certain ones that have legal implications such as the one about the submissions to...
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