A code of conduct sets out the rules, values, ethics, principles and mission of a business. It is a wide-ranging framework of ethical conduct that provides staff with clear expectations of the standards that employees have a duty to uphold. This protects the business and notifies its employees of how they are to represent the business.
We recommend obtaining legal advice when creating a code of conduct for your business.
Depending on your business, you may or may not be legally required to have a code of conduct for your business. However, we recommend having a code of conduct for your business even if you’re not legally required.
A code of conduct verbalises the values that the business aims to cultivate in its leaders and employees, by defining desired behaviours. The code of conduct provides a benchmark against which the business’ or employees performance can be evaluated. It is also an important legal tool to mitigate against any adverse legal actions.
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