GoodCorporation offers a range of services to help companies build codes of conduct that really work. This can include: -
GoodCorporation has supported numerous organisations with their codes of conduct, from the early stages of drafting through to a full international roll-out across multiple locations. We ensure that codes are developed to reflect the values the company wishes to promote, in a form that is accessible to employees operating in multiple geographies and cultural contexts.
Our five-step methodology ensures that the code of conduct will combine aspirational corporate values with clear statements and rules of behaviour.
Step 1: Analysis: All relevant documents, policies and existing codes are reviewed and analysed against our best practice standards
Step 2: Benchmarking: The existing code is benchmarked against our code of conduct database to provide an analysis against a range of peer organisations and identify any gaps in content
Step 3: Stakeholder interviews: Key stakeholders from across the organisation are interviewed to identify issues and concerns and understand all CSR and ESG commitments
Step 4: Recommendations: Drawing on the document analysis, benchmarking exercise and stakeholder interviews detailed content recommendations are provided
Step 5: Drafting: Based on our recommendations and best practice guidelines, GoodCorporation will draft the text of the code using the client's own communication guidelines.
GoodCorporation has developed a Code of Conduct benchmark that allows us to analyse how well a code of conduct compares with industry peers and competitors.
The Code of Conduct benchmark lists over 200 business ethics topics and features over 80 codes, including the Institute of Business Ethics Illustrative Code of Conduct, and can be used as an informed guide to existing and emerging best practice. Analysis against the GoodCorporation Benchmark provides a means of highlighting any gaps in an existing code and identifying all the key areas to be covered.
The benchmark also takes into account any legal framework applicable to the country or countries where an organisation operates.
GoodCorporation uses the Code of Conduct Benchmark to help ensure best practice is followed.
Embedding the code of conduct throughout an organisation is critical to ensuring it is properly adhered to. This involves developing all the required policies and procedures as well as introducing appropriate training, e-learning and communications programmes.
GoodCorporation supports its client with policy and procedure development, using our expertise to draft documents and develop procedures tailored to the needs of your organisation.
We also prepare operation manuals and design training programmes that can be implemented across multiple entities and geographies. Our training programmes can include workshops and seminars, face-to-face interactive sessions, webinars and e-learning courses.
Our Code of Conduct team can also help design communication and promotional materials and work with colleagues to identify and train ethics champions.
We also specialise in building digital platforms for organisations to host their code of conduct.
Hosting your code of conduct on a digital platform can significantly enhance engagement with the code. It can help raise awareness of the code among key stakeholders including clients, customers and suppliers, as well as managers and employees. It can also promote engagement with prospective employees applying for a position within your company.
Key features of the digital code of conduct include: -
GoodCorporation offers a range of training options to help clients roll out and embed the code of conduct. Our courses can be run internationally and in multiple languages.
Our code of conduct training includes
The business community is under the spotlight like never before. We either demonstrate that we operate responsibly or we risk losing our licence to do business.
Former Chairman of Aviva and Chair of GoodCorporation's founding Advisory Panel
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