BEST BUYCode of Business EthicsBEST BUYCódigo de Ética ComercialBEST BUYCode de DéontologieDes AffairesBEST BUYAffärsetisk kodBEST BUYCódigo de Etica de NegociosBEST BUYZakelijke gedragscodeBEST BUYCodice di etica aziendaleBEST BUYGrundsätze der GeschäftsethikBEST BUYBEST BUYIs Etigi KlavuzuBEST BUYCode of Business Ethics
The Code applies to Best Buy Co., Inc., its subsidiaries, affiliates, joint ventures and agents. Any waiver of the Code for executive officers or directors may be made only by the Board of Directors or a Board committee and will be promptly disclosed to shareholders. Any waiver of the Code for any other employee may be made only by the Enterprise Ethics Office. Use of the Code is intended for Best Buy’s business purposes only. The Code is not intended to describe legal relationships. Written permission from a Best Buy officer is required for use outside of the stated purpose.Future additions are encompassed by this Code. This Code is applicable to all Section 16 officers regardless of geographic location.
‘‘’’ETHICS AND ACTIONEthics is about putting principles into action. Consistency between what we say we value and what our actions say we value is a matter of integrity.It is also about self-restraint: • Not doing what you have the power to do. An act isn’t proper simply becauseit is permissible or you can get away with it. • Not doing what you have the right to do. There is a big difference betweenwhat you have the right to do and what is right to do. • Not doing what you want to do. In the well-worn turn of phrase, an ethical personoften chooses to do more than the law requires and less than the law allows.From the Josephson Institute of Ethics website BESTBUYCODEOFBUSINESSETHICS|PAGE1
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