The Code of Ethics is the cornerstone of any compliance and ethics program. It provides guiding principles and values which set the tone, spirit, and culture of the company. The Code of Ethics also emphasizes compliance with important applicable laws and outlines expectations for ethical conduct by employees, officers, and directors.
MDO Partners has experience in drafting, revising and assessing various Codes of Ethics. We understand the requirements posed by publicly-traded companies to adopt such codes and the best practices that should be incorporated in drafting them for companies of all sizes.
A company’s policies address compliance with laws and establish ethical standards relating to specific areas of risk within a company. They also provide specific guidelines by which employees, officers, and directors are to conduct themselves when engaging in activities on behalf of the company. Although many policies are drafted to facilitate compliance with complex laws and regulations, it’s important that they are understood by all employees. MDO Partners has experience in drafting all types of policies, including Anti-Corruption, Antitrust, Conflicts of Interest, Privacy, Records Management, Insider Trading, Employment, etc.