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Write an Original Code of Ethics

Your task is to create an original Code of Ethics for your company or organization. You may also choose to create a Code of Ethics for a fictitious company or organization if you prefer not to use your employer. Codes of conduct for military do not qualify for this assignment. In your company Code of Ethics, please include the following:

- Guiding principles
- Purpose of the code
- Core values
- Training and education
- Definitions
- What employees it covers
- How it will be implemented/communicated
- How it will be enforced and reported
- Mission statement
- Other pertinent elements you feel necessary to have a comprehensive Code of Ethics

Please include a short introduction and background of the company/organization and a summary of the Code in your paper.

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Introduction and Background

My company is a small grocery company, focused on delivering high quality products at better prices to consumers. The company is a regional chain, with stores throughout the Northern portion of the state. The operation includes an office that hosts accounting, buying, marketing, and operations staff, an adjacent distribution facility, and 70 small food stores.

The company is family owned and operated, and has been in business for over 20 years. The founder has three children who are all active in the business.

Big Top Stores Code of Ethics

Guiding Principles
Big Top Stores is committed to doing what is right every day. We intend to meet the highest standards of ethical behavior. Our guiding principle is "Do the Right Thing". The customer dictates our efforts, and we acknowledge our need to treat all stakeholders with integrity and excellence to succeed in business.

Big Top Stores insists our employees operate with honesty and fairness in all aspects of the business and expects the same in their relationships within our company and with suppliers. Employees have the right to be fairly and equally at all time.

The purpose of this code is to ensure ...

Solution Summary

This detailed solution creates an original Code of Ethics for an organization and includes background of company as well as the following:
- Guiding principles
- Purpose of the code
- Core values
- Training and education
- Definitions
- What employees it covers
- How it will be implemented/communicated
- How it will be enforced and reported
- Mission statement
- Other pertinent elements you feel necessary to have a comprehensive Code of Ethics
Formatted copy of solution is attached.

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