Seven Essential Resources for Strengthening Your Code of Conduct

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Register our free webinar,Modernizing Your Ethics Program: The Living Code of Conduct on Tuesday, December 1, to get practical strategies for evolving your code of conduct for today’s workforce.


A powerful, relevant and engaging code of conduct can create a positive ripple effect across your organization. The opposite is also true: a code of conduct that is hard to find, difficult to read and disconnected with your organization’s values can undermine your ethics and compliance program efforts.

To help you bring your code of conduct into better alignment with your E&C program goals, we’ve compiled our top seven resources in one place.

Building a Code of Conduct Step By Step

1) White Paper: Updating Your Code of Conduct—A Step-by-Step Approach: Created by industry veteran Ed Petry, this comprehensive guide walks you through the key steps and considerations for a new code of ethics—from making the business case for a code through leveraging the rollout process to increase awareness and support your culture.

Modernizing & Training on Your Code of Conduct

2) Webinar: Modernizing Your Ethics Program: The Living Code of Conduct: Employee compliance training is moving away from stagnant documents and towards interactivity. In this upcoming webinar, join NAVEX Global’s VP of Online Learning Content, Ingrid Fredeen, as she discusses how and why this shift is taking place, and how a dynamic code of conduct engages employees and helps drive culture change. (Register for the webinar here.)

3) Video: Ethics & Compliance Code of Conduct Compliance Training: A cornerstone of compliance training, training on your code not only helps raise awareness and your employees’ understanding of what it looks like to live out strong ethics in the workplace, it also reduces the risk of behaviors that pose legal, financial and reputational risk. We’ve designed our just-released Ethics and Code of Conduct training course to help inspire ethical behavior. (To get a guided tour through all course elements, click here.)

Code of Conduct Examples

4) Code of Conduct Template: NAVEX Global’s Code of Conduct: Doing the Right Things Right: NAVEX Global’s corporate code of conduct embodies our organization’s culture and values. Use this is a sample code of conduct—along with other code of conduct examples—to get ideas for building or refreshing your own. 

5) Webinar: Inspiring Ethical Behavior: Code of Conduct Best Practices: Learn about BP’s strategy, execution, challenges and successes as they created a new code of conduct and rolled it out to their locations worldwide.  The presentation also includes examples of cutting-edge code of ethics examples.

Keys to Creating & Maintaining a Best Practice Code of Conduct

6) Blog Post: 6 Keys to Creating a Best Practice Code of Conduct: What are the must-have elements in a code of conduct that remains a vital part of your E&C program?  This article shares what it takes to keep your code vital and relevant.  

7) Reference Guide: Code of Conduct Assessment & Writing: It can be hard to be objective about your code—or to carve out enough time to do the planning, strategizing and execution creating a truly effective code often requires. This reference guide shares ways our Advisory Services team can assist—whether you need outside advice on your code’s effectiveness, or help writing or designing a new or refreshed code.


Want to talk to our experts about your code of conduct? Our Advisory Services team has consulted with organizations around the world to lend strategic guidance and execution assistance for organizations who want to rethink their code. Contact us to learn more about how we can help.


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