Regardless of the size of business, a code of ethics is a necessary tool for any business looking to succeed. The values and morals incorporated into a code of ethics should be well thought out to ensure that the desired results are achieved. A successful code of ethics will translate into a positive reputation for the organization, which increases business for a company.
A code of ethics improves the business’s reputation, and it holds the employees and management accountable. It is important to provide employees a guideline of what the company considers right and wrong. Without a code of ethics, there can be misunderstandings as to what is acceptable. If there are no standards in place, it can be very difficult to hold employees responsible for behavior that negatively impacts business. Every employee’s decision can impact the business either positively or negatively. By implementing a code of ethics that reflects a company’s views, many of the decisions that are made by employees will positively affect the business.
We are 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 always conduct our own services honestly and honorably, and expect our clients and suppliers to do the same. Our advice, strategic assistance and the methods imparted through our training, take proper account of ethical considerations, together with the protection and enhancement of the moral position of our clients and suppliers.
Our actions and advice will always conform to relevant law, and we believe that all businesses and organizations, 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.
Due to the sensitive nature of our particular services, we will not provide a service to a direct competitor of a client, and we generally try to avoid any dealings with competitor companies even after the cessation of services to a client.
Our contract will usually be in the form of a detailed proposal, including scope, 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.
Our Prices are always competitive for what we provide, which is high quality, tailored, specialized service. We always try to propose solutions which accommodate our clients’ available budgets and timescales. Wherever possible we agree our prices or the service charges clearly in advance, so that we and our clients can plan reliably for what lies ahead, and how it is to be achieved and financially justified.
We aim to be as flexible as possible to fit in with what will be best for the client. We make no attempt to charge interest on late payments, so we expect payments to be made when agreed. Our terms are generally based on the price.
We retain 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.
We conduct all of our activities professionally and with integrity. We take great care to be completely objective in our judgement and any recommendations that we give, so that issues are never influenced by anything other than the best and proper interests of our clients.
We 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, colour, age or personal disability.