Professional Codes of Ethics

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What are the professional codes of ethics?

  • That recent years have revealed extensive development of group standards for ethical conduct.


–ABA Code of Professional Ethics

  • Unethical conduct can lead to additional regulation such as Sarbanes-Oxley and can greatly hinder a huge thriving company.

What are organizational codes of ethics?

  • Most large business organizations now have codes of ethics (a/k/a codes of conduct)

–Provide values to be observed by all employees and management personnel.

  • The Business Roundtable’s list of topics that organizational codes of business ethics should cover.

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