This Toolkit outlines how to write a code of conduct. A code of conduct is part of a strong compliance program. It is a short document that guides your company and its employees when making decisions.

A code of conduct communicates your values to the workplace, but also to customers…and to regulators. By publishing and communicating a simple and authentic code of conduct, you will streamline business decisions and create a compelling reason for customers and vendors to work with you. It can also reduce regulatory problems you might otherwise experience.

As this Toolkit shoes, a good code of conduct is not hard to put together. Following these exercises and examples will lead you to create your basic code in a short time.

Creating a Code of Conduct