I could use your assistance with creating an original Code of Ethics for United Services Automobile Association (USAA). The company Code of Ethics, needs to include the following:
1. Guiding principles
2. Purpose of the code
3. Core values
4. Training and education
6. What employees it covers
7. How it will be implemented/communicated
8. How it will be enforced and reported
9. Mission statement
10. Other pertinent elements you feel necessary to have a comprehensive Code of Ethics
Please also include a short introduction and background of USAA and a summary of the Code. The Code of Ethics must be 6-8 pages in length in APA format. A minimum of three references in addition to the textbook must be used. All references used must be less than four years old.
Textbook for reference: Stanwick, P. A., & Stanwick, S. D. (2009). Understanding business ethics. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Currently more businesses are enacting ethical codes of conduct because of the past unethical business problems which have occurred over the last two decades. This solution clearly defines pertinent elements required to create an ethical code of conduct for a business entity. The solution is over 2,400 words in length and can be applied to any organization, and contains numerous in-text citations, and references. For example,This industry requires that executives, managers, and employees conduct themselves in accordance with the highest level of ethical standards (Stanwick & Stanwick, 2009).