Comprehensive ethics policy

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Corporate ethics have been the focus of increased attention in recent years. Many companies have looked to their HR team to develop a comprehensive ethics policy.

You are tasked with developing an ethics policy for a jewelry company. After meeting with the CEO, you both agree the policy must cover the following: gifts from vendors, use of confidential information, and conflicts of interest. You take your challenge to an HR networking group.

Assignment Details:
Develop a sample ethics policy to be presented to the CEO by providing a cover note outlining the purpose of the policy and benefits to the organization.

Discuss the following:

  • Your thoughts on the value of an ethics policy to ensure compliance with legal and ethical standards
  • The measures you feel should be taken to ensure the policy is enforced
  • The issues that need to be considered when implementing an ethics policy
  • The communications plan of the ethics policy

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