Ethics Everywhere

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Presenter’s Name: Rob Timmermans Presenter’s Title : Operations Director (South Asia) Date: 13 th April 2010 ETHICS EVERYWHERE
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2 Ethics Everywhere Objectives of the Session Enhance employees’ awareness of Code of the Ethics To get employees to appreciate and understand the importance of the Code of Ethics Change employees’ mindsets and dispel myths about Ethics - That Ethics is only a set of principles & ideals which are not realistic - Assume that they would never fall short of Ethics
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3 Ethics Everywhere Ex NY governor, Attorney General “ Sheriff of Wall Street”, Time’s “Crusader of the Year” Sex Scandal on Valentine Day – Client No 9 Had to resign in disgrace “ I have disappointed and failed to live up to the standard I expected of my self. I must now dedicate some time to regain the trust of my family” (quote Eliot Spitzer 12 /03/08) Apply common sense, good judgment and integrity in everything you do. It can happen to ANYONE .. Including Eliot Spitzer
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4 Ethics Everywhere Ethics are the values or principles we hold as an organization that guide us in our business decisions The reputation for integrity that stands behind our brand is one of our most important assets Our collective success as a firm depends on each employee (awarded the Ethics Inside Certification from Ethicsphere Institute in honor of our robust ethics and compliance system) Impact it can have on business and share price What are Ethics ? Why are they so important ?
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5 Ethics Everywhere Recent corporate history demonstrates how actions of a few can destroy the entire organization: - Enron - Arthur Andersen - National Kidney Foundation - Societe General What are Ethics ? Why are they so important ?
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6 Ethics Everywhere Code of Business Ethics Responsibility to Employees Treat other employees as you would wish to be treated. Policy against Harassment acting in a manner that is abusive, harassing or offensive conduct Eg : persistent phone calls, suggestive & inappropriate messages through emails or sms. “you are like my romantic hero in the movie” , “you look good today” Help maintain a safe workplace for ourselves and others. Do not misuse corporate communications systems or other corporate property.
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7 Ethics Everywhere Code of Business Ethics Responsibility to Clients Adhere to Professional Standards. Ensure confidentiality of client information. Avoid potential conflicts of interest. Comply with legal and contractual obligations. Avoid entertaining our clients in an inappropriate way.
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Ethics Everywhere Code of Business Ethics Responsibility to Market Place Undertake business vigorously, but fairly and in adherence with the law. Ensure that business is not obtained through bribery.
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