A Code of Conduct should be more than a set of rules and restrictions placed on employees by the company’s leadership team. A good Code of Conduct should also communicate your organisation’s mission, values, and principles and promote good ethical behaviours so your employees make the right choices whilst at work. This is achieved by firmly setting the tone at the top and allowing it to permeate through the entire company.
Most companies have a Code of Conduct, either through a formal documentation or through a set of policies and procedures. But, all too often, employees don’t know what it says or where to locate it. As the framework which guides appropriate levels of behaviour, best practices, and responsibilities for members of staff, it is essential your Code of Conduct becomes a ‘living part’ of your compliance programme.