The downfall of many companies due to misconduct has really driven the need for today’s organizations to develop effective corporate ethics program. Corporate ethics programs promote legal and ethical conduct within an organization. Effective programs include a written code of ethics. A code of ethics is a guide of principles, values and standards designed to help employees conduct business honestly and with integrity. Ethics are crucial for a company considering it plays a major role in how the company is perceived. An ethics program can help ensure that all employees understand the company’s value and comply with policies. An ethics program can help also avoid legal problems by outlining ethical decisions to be made in given situations.
In the given task, an ethics program needs to be developed for a consulting company. The company will have 15-20 employees and will be providing management service for nonprofit organizations. The ethics program is to include standards and procedures (code of ethics), an ethics training program plan, a system to monitor, audit, and report misconduct and a plan to review and improve the ethics program over time.
2. Standards & Procedures: Code of Ethics for D&A Consulting
D&A Consulting is committed to conducting our business honestly and ethically. By working for D&A Consulting, you are agreeing to uphold this conduct. D&A Consulting realizes that a code of ethics cannot substitute personal integrity but seeks to provide guidance to ensure proper business conduct.
• We will aim to provide the highest quality of consulting service to all our clients.
• All employees and officers are expected to adhere to the highest standards of professionalism and ethical behavior. All employees and officers are expected to ensure client’s best interest and to avoid any misconduct.
• All employees are expected to provide consulting services to clients for whom the employee has the qualifications, comprehension and...