Code of Conduct

A Code of Conduct is a collection of behaviors that can or should be applied in different environments and contexts, depending on the situation.
In contrast to a formal regulation, the target group is not necessarily bound to comply - therefore the term "voluntary self-control" is often used. A code of conduct is the self-commitment to follow certain rules of conduct and to ensure that no one gains an advantage by circumventing these rules.
Tasks and areas to which a code of conduct may refer:
- Fair competition
- Security aspects
- Dealing with authorities
- Conflicts of interest
- Secondary activities
- Insider rules
- Confidentiality
- Behavior among each other
- Behavior towards customers and business partners
- Environmental Protection

See also:
Compliance; customer management; value orientation; corruption; fair trade; environmental management; social responsibility (CSR); corporate mission statement; contract culture; conflict management; communication; mediation; diversity management; fairness; risk management; white-collar crime; target agreements; honorable businessman
Reference to QET guidelines:
Q07 Human resources management; Q05 Personal responsibility; Q09 Customers; Q19 Risk management; E17 Compliance; E04 Job security; E02 Trust; E18 Fair trade; E19 Ecology; E20 CSR; T01 Guidelines; T05 Contracts; T06 Social media; T07 Target agreements; T08 Conflict management; T09 Error culture; T12 Communication; T17 Mediation
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