Code of Conduct Policy is a section within our Code of Ethics Policy
Our Code of Conduct company policy outlines our expectations regarding employees’ behavior towards their colleagues, supervisors and overall organization. We expect all employees to follow our code of conduct.
We promote freedom of expression and open communication. They should avoid offending, participating in serious disputes and disrupting our workplace. We also expect them to foster a well-organized, respectful and collaborative environment.
This policy applies to all our employees regardless of employment agreement or rank.
Company employees are bound by their contract to follow our Employee Code of Conduct while performing their duties. We outline the components of our Code of Conduct below:
Compliance with law
All employees must protect our company’s legality. They should comply with all environmental, safety and fair dealing laws. We expect employees to be ethical and responsible when dealing with our company’s finances, products, partnerships and public image.
Respect in the workplace
We won’t allow any kind of discriminatory behavior, harassment, hate speech or victimization. Employees should conform with our equal opportunity policy in all aspects of their work, from recruitment and performance evaluation to interpersonal relations.
Employees should be respectful, friendly and collaborative. They should try not to disrupt the workplace or present obstacles to their colleagues’ work. They should also practice open communication, and must not knowingly withhold information.
Being an equal opportunity employer means that we provide the same opportunities for hiring, advancement and benefits to everyone without discriminating due to protected characteristics like:
- Sex / Gender
- Sexual orientation
- Ethnicity / Nationality
- Medical history
We will also take additional actions to promote fairness and diversity, and will work to address and support programs that will close the gap on systemic inequities and bias in our communities.
Protection of Company Property
All employees should treat our company’s property, whether material or intangible, with respect and care.
- Shouldn’t misuse company equipment or use it frivolously.
- Should respect all kinds of incorporeal property. This includes trademarks, copyright and other property (information, reports etc.) Employees should use them only to complete their job duties.
Employees should protect company facilities and other material property (e.g. company cars) from theft, damage and vandalism, whenever possible.
All employees should select work-appropriate dress and appearance for the business situation based on their own discretion. Employees should seek advice from management if unsure.
We discourage employees from accepting gifts from clients or partners. We prohibit briberies for the benefit of any external or internal party.
Job duties and authority
All employees should fulfill their job duties with integrity and respect toward customers, stakeholders, team members, colleagues, and the communities in which we serve.
Supervisors and managers may not abuse their authority. We expect them to delegate duties to their team members taking into account their competences and workload. Likewise, we expect team members to complete their duties with skill and in a timely manner, or communicate when they are encountering difficulties.
We encourage formal and informal mentoring throughout and outside our company. Work with your management to determine how much will be allocated on paid time.
We encourage volunteering in our community with 501(c)(3) organizations. We have committed to volunteer 5% of our time each year in service work (pro bono). Work with your management to determine how much time and when this volunteer time will be allocated for you.
Employees should follow work schedules as agreed upon with their management. We support work-life balance and employees should not work over their paid hours each week unless approved for overtime pay.
Conflict of Interest
We expect employees to avoid any personal, financial or other interests that might hinder their capability or willingness to perform their job duties.
We expect employees to not abuse their employment benefits. This can refer to time off, insurance, facilities, subscriptions or other benefits our company offers.
Policies and Procedures
All employees should read and follow our company policies and procedures. If they have any questions, they should ask their management.
Our company may have to take disciplinary action against employees who repeatedly or intentionally fail to follow our code of conduct. Disciplinary actions will vary depending on the violation.
Possible consequences include:
- Suspension or termination for more serious offenses.
- Detraction of benefits for a definite or indefinite time.
We may take legal action in cases of corruption, theft, embezzlement or other unlawful behavior.