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Communication Ethics in Corporate Culture

Critically evaluate the code of ethics practiced in the corporate world.

Complete the following tasks in a 2- to 3-page Microsoft Word document:
- Perform an Internet search and find an example of an actual corporate code of ethics.
- Based on your understanding of the code of ethics, critique it from the perspective that it stipulates the firm's commitment to operate every facet of the business morally and ethically.
- In your critique, answer the following questions:
Does the firm urge all its employees to uphold the code and perform only in ethically acceptable ways?
Does the code discuss the firm's values and reflect the corporate culture? How?

Support your answers with examples and reasoning.
Cite any sources in APA format.

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I have outlined a response for you using the Bayer Corporation. Go to the website (the address is included) and pick out the specifics you need to meet the goals of your class.

- Perform an Internet search and find an example of an actual corporate code of ethics.
Bayer Healthcare: http://healthcare.bayer.com/scripts/pages/en/commitment/public_policy/codes_of_conduct/index.php

- Based on your understanding of the code of ethics, critique it from the perspective that it stipulates the firm's commitment to operate every facet of the business morally and ethically.

Bayer's online site has a multipage code of conduct that lists the overall code, specific codes in terms of lobbying, marketing practices, and public policy. It has information posted on its code of conduct concerning neglected diseases, global impacts, sustainability, access to medicine, environmental protection. The company has a policy noted on how it deals with counterfeiting of drugs.

Bayer has committed to following the policies of the International Federation of ...

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Communication ethics in corporate cultures are examined.

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