The human resources department worked with management to carefully craft
a Code of Ethics. All employees received a copy
of the code and were required to sign off stating
that they had read the code and agreed to abide by its conditions. If an
issue concerning an employee occurs, the human
resources department investigates. As the assistant director of human
you are asked to evaluate an employee's behavior.
You meet with Gloria Smithson to obtain all information needed to begin
International Widgets Code of Ethics
Widgets is committed to maintaining the highest degree of integrity in
all our dealings with potential, current, and past clients, both in
terms of normal commercial confidentiality and the protection of all
personal information received in the course of providing the business
services concerned. We extend the same standards to all our customers,
suppliers, and associates.
We conduct business
honestly and honorably and expect our clients and suppliers to do the
same. We train our employees to be ethical and expect them to always act
in the best interests of International Widgets.
Duty of Care
actions and advice will always conform to relevant law and we believe
that all businesses, including International Widgets, should avoid
causing any adverse effect on the human rights of people in the
organizations we deal with, the local and wider environments, and the
well-being of society at large.
Conflict of Interest
of International Widgets must act exclusively for the benefit of
International Widgets. Employees should avoid providing services to a
direct competitor of International Widgets, or engage in any type of
business relationship that is not in the best interests of International
Our contract will usually be in the form of a detailed
proposal, including aims, activities, costs, timescales, and
deliverables. The quality of our service and the value of our support
provide the only true basis for continuity. We always try to meet our
clients' contractual requirements, particularly for situations where an
external funding provider requires more official parameters and
Intellectual Property and Moral Rights
the moral rights in, and ownership of, all intellectual property that
we create unless agreed otherwise in advance with our clients. In
return, we respect the moral and intellectual copyright vested in our
clients' intellectual property. Employees are not to use the
intellectual property of International Widgets for any means other than
the terms and conditions of their employment and to advance the
interests of International Widgets.
maintain the quality of what we do through constant ongoing review with
our clients, of all aims, activities, outcomes, and the
cost-effectiveness of every activity. We encourage regular review
meetings and provide regular progress reports. This consultancy has been
accredited under a number of quality assurance schemes. Further details
are available on request.
all of our activities professionally and with integrity. We take great
care to be completely objective in our judgment and any recommendations
that we give, so that issues are never influenced by anything other than
the best and proper interests of our clients.
Equality and Discrimination
always strive to be fair and objective in our advice and actions and we
are never influenced in our decisions, actions, or recommendations by
issues of gender, race, creed, color, age, or personal disability.