The Code of Ethics …. Anthony Douglas Williams!

It never hurts to be reminded!

It Is What It Is

~~April 18, 2014~~

~DEFINITION~

Ethical codes are adopted by organizations to assist members in understanding the difference between ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ and in applying that understanding to their decisions.

An ethical code generally implies documents at three levels: codes of business ethics,codes of conduct for employees, and codes of professional practice.

~~General notes~~

Ethical codes are often adopted by management, not to promote a particular moral theory, but rather because they are seen as pragmatic necessities for running an organization in a complex society in which moral concepts play an important part.

They are distinct from moral codes that may apply to the culture, education, and religion of a whole society.

Often, acts that violate ethical codes may also violate a law or regulation and can be punishable at law or by government agency remedies.

Even organizations and communities that may be considered criminal in nature may have…

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