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Code of Conduct & Business Ethics

Organizations are not generally required to maintain a Code of Conduct. Having one, however, is a critical tool in promoting integrity. Codes of Conduct are vital in establishing clear standards for internal staff, business partners, executive leadership, and stakeholders. The overarching purpose of a Code of Conduct is to convey pertinent values that encourage consistent company behavior. Riddle Compliance creates dynamic, impactful, and useable Codes of Conduct.

AN EFFECTIVE REFERENCE TOOL TO INSPIRE COMPLIANCE

Every company has a set of governing regulations and industry best practices. Riddle Compliance believes Codes of Conduct should be modern, usable, and effective in communicating regulatory principles and company values to employees and stakeholders. Codes of Conduct should look and read differently, they should mirror a company’s voice, and they should be deployed creatively to effectively connect with relevant audiences. Each Code of Conduct should speak its own unique language.

COMMUNICATE RISK- MITIGATION STANDARDS

Codes should encourage buy in and inspire consistent corporate behavior across operational functions and departments. Having a Code of Ethics and Business Conduct is akin to memorializing your organization’s decision-making process. Codes of Conduct are risk-mitigation tools to help employees throughout complex situations and incidents. Codes should serve as approachable and usable reference tools, not a collection of dense paragraphs and ineffective guidelines.

VENDOR CODES AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Organizations should generally have a Code of Ethics or a Code of Conduct to support internal staff on making prudent decisions. In addition to a company’s standard Code of Ethics or Code of Conduct, an organization should also employ a Vendor Code of Ethics/Code of Conduct to ensure corporate values and principles funnel across the supply chain. Riddle Compliance creates dynamic Codes to inspire your employees, your vendors, and your third-party business partners.


COMMUNICATE COMPANY VALUES PASSIONATELY

  • Strategic tool to communicate compliance with regulations and best practices
  • Clearly define expectations for employees, executive leadership, and other stakeholders
  • Establish a tone of compliance and prudent decision making
  • Make employees aware of ethical dilemmas and nuanced challenges they may face on a daily basis
  • Integrate company-wide controls into a governing document to enhance synergy across corporate policies and procedures
  • Develop a succinct and clear tool of reference for employees
  • Inform employees on reporting and incident management procedures

COMPLIANCE IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS

  • Communicate company values, mission, and decision-making acumen to prospective clients and business partners
  • Convey well-defined ethical standards in relation to procurement, bidding, operations, bribery, fair dealings, and business transparency
  • Inspire trustworthiness and honesty in the marketplace
  • Make clients and third parties aware of corporate accounting standards and controls
  • Inform stakeholders of policies on gift giving, gratuities, and other business courtesies
  • Communicate company values on confidentiality, cybersecurity, and data privacy

THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED AND CRAFTED CODES OF CONDUCT AND BUSINESS ETHICS

Riddle Compliance helps companies create dynamic Codes with unique structures and messages to fit different corporate cultures and agendas. Companies generally have a specific goal in mind but lack the regulatory background and experience to deliver a compelling message to internal staff and stakeholders. With years of experience building ethics and compliance programs, we are seasoned in developing substantive and engaging Codes of Conduct.

CODE STRATEGY AND DEVELOPMENT TO STANDOUT IN THE MARKETPLACE

Developing a Code of Ethics or Code of Conduct requires strategic planning for a myriad of reasons. Riddle Compliance helps companies fine-tune corporate compliance objectives and the tone of the Code while paying close attention to the regulatory landscape. Our goal is to create a workable document by harnessing creativity without undermining the importance of relevant regulatory requirements.

BUILD THE FOUNDATION OF AN EFFECTIVE ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE PROGRAM

Reporting procedures, compliance with corporate policies, and all other operational practices must dovetail when building an effective Code. Riddle Compliance crafts Codes to reflect these considerations. Codes should inspire workforce engagement, enhance a company’s current operations, and it must also encourage clients, employees, and third parties to embrace a collective vision and set of business standards.