employee code of conduct

OADM19402 – Employee Code of Conduct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OADM19402 – Employee Code of Conduct

 

Table of Contents

Introduction. 3

How to hold the employees accountable for following rules as well as regulations of the company and to whom to apply the code of conduct?. 3

Three reasons why this company is an ethical organization and how the concepts of ethical organization apply to it?  3

Any rules of discrimination set out by the company, the kind of discrimination prohibited by the code of conduct, and how employees benefit from it. 3

Rules regarding harassment 3

Governance of privacy as well as confidentiality for the conduct of employees in the organization  4

A policy on safety as well as securities of employees and if missing what to be included. 4

Conflict of interest and how and why to declare. 4

Recording intellectual property and use of technology and who owns the intellectual property produced by the employees. 4

Does the code of conduct address the social media presence of employees, and how and its impact on employees?  4

Learning that will be helpful in my future career and understanding of the ethical organization. 4

Conclusion. 5

References. 6

Introduction

Code of conduct is known as the most common policy within any organization. It sets out the principles, morals, standards as well as ethical expectations that third parties along with the employees held to during any interaction with the organization. It is an integral part of the efforts of compliance since it gives the documentation that an employee or any other party has violated the policy of the company if there is any illegal activity. In this report, we will discuss the code of ethics of 3M Canada.

Employee Code of Conduct is a set of principles characterizes how an organization’s workers should follow up on an everyday premise.

 

How to hold the employees accountable for following rules as well as regulations of the company and to whom to apply the code of conduct?

The code of conduct is applied to various stakeholders within as well as outside the company like employees, consumers and so on. The employees are accountable for following the rules and regulations of the company because it is their responsibility to be aware of and abide by the code of conduct.

Three reasons why this company is an ethical organization and how the concepts of ethical organization apply to it?

Yes, this company is an ethical organization, since it has all the elements of an ethical organization, the company states that it abides by all the principles and values, and all the three parts regarding the business ethics discipline which are personal professional as well as corporate are well followed in the organization (Friedman,& Globerman, 2021).

Any rules of discrimination set out by the company, the kind of discrimination prohibited by the code of conduct, and how employees benefit from it.

Yes, the company has rules regarding discrimination, that says that no unlawful discrimination on any protected characteristic will be tolerated. The kinds of discrimination prohibited by the code of conduct are race or color, age, gender, disability, creed, religion,national origin, sexual orientation, sex, gender, identity, marital status, citizenship status, pregnancy, genetic information as well as other characteristics protected by law. The employees will feel to are treated fair as well as respectful in the workplace and will be able to work effectively (3m.com, 2022).

Rules regarding harassment

Yes, the company has rules regarding harassment. The grounds for which the employees in the organization are protected against harassment include bullying, acts of violence as well as threats, intimidation, threatening conduct, abusive language as well as attempts of installing fears in others (World Health Organization, 2020).

Employee Code of Conduct is a set of principles characterizes how an organization’s workers should follow up on an everyday premise.

Governance of privacy as well as confidentiality for the conduct of employees in the organization

The classification of information in the organization is done in information classification as well as handling standards. All the information of the company other than public information is treated with confidentiality and it is never disclosed to any person outside the company without any explicit approval as well as appropriate agreements for confidential disclosure.

Employee Code of Conduct is a set of principles characterizes how an organization’s workers should follow up on an everyday premise.

A policy on safety as well as securities of employees and if missing what to be included.

Yes, the organization has a policy on workplace safety, and any safety issues or concerns are instantly reported as a responsibility.

Employee Code of Conduct is a set of principles characterizes how an organization’s workers should follow up on an everyday premise.

Conflict of interest and how and why to declare

A conflict of interest occurs when the personal interest of any individual could compromise the decisions or judgments or the actions of that individual in the workplace. An employee at 3M, is to report any potential conflict of interest to the supervisor or managers. They should be done since it helps in maintaining the culture as well as the integrity of the organization. This will help the organization, as well as employees, maintain a good working environment, free from any negativity (Laursen,& Salter, 2020).

Recording intellectual property and use of technology and who owns the intellectual property produced by the employees

There is no information given in the code of conduct, regarding the use of technology or any kind of intellectual property. However, as per law, a contract that is signed by employees the contract of service in terms of the employee says that the intellectual property produced by employees is owned by the employer.

Does the code of conduct address the social media presence of employees, and how and its impact on employees?

Yes, the code of conduct addresses the social media presence of employees it says that all employees must have a responsibility to exercise caution when they speak in regards to the company or the business through social media platforms since how an employee conducts himself on social media does not only reflect him but it is also a reflection of the company. The impact it will have on employees is that they have to be cautious while sharing anything about the company otherwise they might have to face some serious legal actions if anything goes against the company’s image (Foxx, et al., 2019).

Learning that will be helpful in my future career and understanding of the ethical organization.

From this assignment, I have learned that a code of conduct and ethics is a very important part of any organization since it sets out the principles as well as values of the company and gives any outsider an Idea regarding what they can expect from that company. Code of conduct also helps the stakeholders of the company like employees by protecting them from various kinds of harassment as well as discrimination by having a policy regarding them, this will be helpful in my future career since I will know how to develop an understanding of any company. This shapes my understanding of an ethical organization as a company that does not only take care of its business but also the people involved with it throughout and in all ways possible.

Conclusion

This report can be concluded by saying that 3M, is an ethical organization, and it addresses almost all kinds of policies that are necessary for the organization as well as the employees. It protects its employees against all kinds of discrimination and harassment and it has all the policies that make the work environment positive and safe for people within an outside the company. code of conduct is significant for any business, any organization that is perceived to be acting ethically through which employees might gain some positive benefits as well as improved outcomes of the business.

 

 

References

3m.com, 2022, Ethics & compliance. 3m.com. [Online] Available at:

https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/ethics-compliance/code/

Foxx, A. J., Barak, R. S., Lichtenberger, T. M., Richardson, L. K., Rodgers, A. J., & Williams, E. W. (2019). Evaluating the prevalence and quality of conference codes of conduct. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences116(30), 14931-14936.

Friedman, H. H., & Globerman, K. (2021). Ethics & consciousness in organizations: A conceptual hierarchical model. Friedman, HH and Globerman, Kenneth (2021).” Ethics & Consciousness in Organizations: A Conceptual Hierarchical Model.” Journal of Intercultural Management and Ethics. Published by the Center for Socio-Economic Studies and Multiculturalism, (3), 5-24.

Laursen, K., & Salter, A. (2020). Who captures value from open innovation—the firm or its employees?. Strategic Management Review1(2), 255-276.

World Health Organization. (2020). Guidelines for personal protection when handling and applying pesticides: International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management. Food & Agriculture Org…