Code Of Conduct

 

All organisations can benefit from having a code of conduct. The code should be detailed as necessary to ensure all levels within the organisation can reference and take guidance from the code, should the need arise. Codes of Conduct will typically outline the organisations attitudes to organisational behaviours and how members of the organisation such as Directors, employees or Volunteers are expected to conduct business on behalf of the organisation.

While codes of conduct with vary in nature and complexity, the typically principals of best practice in business should apply. The code should detail business conduct of Directors or those charged with governance, and indeed business conduct of employees.

Many organisations will publish a code which they make available to the public; the code will demonstrate how the organisations will conduct its business affairs and may include commentary on its mission and objectives and how those are to be achieved. The code may state the adherence to standards and legislation and the treatment of its customers.

Those organisations which make available such a code to the public will also typically have an internal code. Such an internal code will form part of the organisations Code of Governance, and should set out items addressed to the Directors and or employees such as:

1)     Conflicts of Interest

2)     Procurement Processes

3)     Considerations on the acceptance of gifts and hospitality

4)     Working in competing organisations or moonlighting

5)     Loyalty to the Organisation

6)     Avoiding the use of an Organisation’s property which promotes self gain or benefits

7)     Trade secrets and business know how

8)     Confidentiality

We are happy to provide you with an adaptable code of conduct for your organisation simply email us here for an MS WORD Template which you can tailor to your needs.

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