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How does a company's code of ethics or code of conduct promote social responsibility in the organizational environment. Use at least two resources to support your key points.

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How a company's code of ethics or code of conduct promotes social responsibility in the organizational environment.

Code of Ethics or Code of Conduct, are sometimes used interchangeably. Each code illustrates how an employee within an organization should carry him or herself within the organization or outside the organization. Some organizations desire employees to maintain a professional demeanor during one's personal time as well. When I was attending school for my Doctorate, the Code of Ethics was to maintain a professional demeanor at all times for the reason that how I conduct myself is a direct reflection of the University I attend as well as the organization I represent. What an individual does while he or she is off the clock is just as important as what he or she does on the clock. Most professions generally encourage employees to adhere to a strict code of conduct.

For example, some organizations prohibit the use of social networking sites such as Facebook. If an employee has a profile on the website he or she may be terminated or will be required to remove such profile. I've met military personnel who aren't allowed to be on Facebook because it may put their lives in jeopardy and give the enemy unnecessary access to them or their whereabouts. Job seekers who have a Facebook profile, often post questionable content that may prevent them from obtaining employment or may get them terminated. Code of Conduct is not only pertinent to an organizational environment it also applies to how we conduct ourselves on a regular basis. Whichever term (Code of Conduct or Code of Ethics) an organization applies either terms outline an organizations primary mode of functioning, which is to maintain a professional demeanor within a corporate environment.

Code of Ethics is a fundamental outline that informs employees of their obligations with the company. It lays the core foundation of what professionals must adhere to while working in the company. A Code of Ethics encompasses how we as individuals value community pride and employees. Most organizations work towards humanitarianism in which they find a need within internal and external environments and work ...

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A Code of Ethics is a very important part of an organization's Social Responsibility. "Since the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley legislations, any publicly held company is required to create its own code of ethics to deter wrongdoing and to promote ethical behavior".
(Source: http://www.12manage.com/description_code_of_ethics.html).

Search the Internet for the following terms: "Sarbanes Oxley Code of Ethics" to find the SOX definition of a "code of ethics" and the requirements to meet the code.
Search the Internet for three publicly held companies and find their respective "Code of Ethics."

Review the three different codes and write a four to five page paper on the following:
1. What was in each respective code?
2. Is the code adequate to what the Sarbanes Oxley Act was requesting? Justify your answer.
3. If each of these publicly held companies were to conduct business globally, what business or cultural challenges would be best handled by the respective codes?
4. Identify what may be missing in the respective codes that would assist the company in conducting business globally.

Include a reference list. All research to be cited in the body of the document. Reports without citations will not earn as much credit report to contain an abstract, a short introduction, and conclusion in addition to the body of the paper. If a source in reference section, need to cite it in the body of the paper per vice-versa, per APA guidelines.

Describe the opportunities and challenges of conducting business in other countries.

Explain how specific elements of an organization's culture can be leveraged by leaders to enhance organizational success.

Define the role of ethics and social responsibility in business.

Recognize situations that present potential ethical and legal issues and develop solutions for those issues.

Please include and cite all references.

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