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Corporate codes of Conduct

Baxter International, Inc.

http://www.baxter.com/about_baxter/sustainability/our_governance/sub/governance_guidelines.html

This link provides access to Baxter's Corporate Governance Guidelines, a Snapshot of Baxter's Corporate Governance Practices, Securities Trading Policy, and Business Practice Standards. Additionally, information regarding Company Profile, Investor Information, and Policies on Doing Business and Business Practices can be found at http://www.baxter.com/about_baxter/

Boeing

Boeing's Code of Business Conduct includes separate sections covering the actions of the board of directors and all employees.

  1. http://www.boeing.com/corp_gov/index.html
  2. http://www.boeing.com/corp_gov/conduct_board.html
  3. http://www.boeing.com/corp_gov/conduct_employee.html
  4. http://www.boeing.com/corp_gov/flash.html

Met Life

  1. Financial Management Code Conduct http://www.metlife.com/Applications/Corporate/WPS/CDA/PageGenerator/0,1674,P4064,00.html
  2. Director's Code of Business Conduct and Ethics http://www.metlife.com/Applications/Corporate/WPS/CDA/PageGenerator/0,1674,P4063,00.html
  3. Employee Code of Business Conduct and Ethics http://www.metlife.com/Applications/Corporate/WPS/CDA/PageGenerator/0,1674,P4065,00.html
  4. Corporate Code of Conduct http://www.metlife.com/Applications/Corporate/WPS/CDA/PageGenerator/0,1674,P4201,00.html

UPS Code of Conduct

http://www.ups.com/content/corp/code_conduct.html

Microsoft
  1. Finance Code of Professional Conduct http://channels.microsoft.com/msft/governance/financecode.mspx
  2. Standards of Business Conduct
    http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/legal/buscond/
  3. Corporate Governance Guidelines http://channels.microsoft.com/msft/governance/guidelines.mspx
Other companies

List of Codes of Conduct for a variety of companies, including Baxter, Boeing, Compaq, Enron, HP, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Sara Lee, Texas Instruments, Verizon, and Willams-Sonoma, to name a few, can be found at this link.

http://www.web-miner.com/busethics.htm#codes

Professional codes of Conduct

Accounting
  1. Texas State Board of Public Accountancy http://info.sos.state.tx.us/pls/pub/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=3&ti=22&pt=22
  2. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountancy (AICPA) Code of Professional Conduct http://www.aicpa.org/about/code/index.html
  3. Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Mission Statement http://www.fasb.org/facts/
  4. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Rules of Practice http://www.sec.gov/about/rulesofpractice.shtml
  5. Institute of Certified Management Accountants Rules http://www.cmawebline.org/
Finance
  1. The Certified Financial Analyst Institute's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct http://www.cfainstitute.org/standards/pdf/CodeandStandards.pdf
  2. The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.'s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility http://www.cfp.net/downloads/COE.pdf
  3. Asset Manager Code of Professional Conduct http://www.cfainstitute.org/cfacentre/positions/pdf/asset_manager_code.pdf
  4. International Monetary Fund Code of Conduct for Staff http://www.imf.org/external/hrd/code.htm
  5. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Rules of Practice http://www.sec.gov/about/rulesofpractice.shtml
  6. Association for Investment Management and Research Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct
    http://www.cfainstitute.org/centre/codes/ethics/
Marketing
  1. American Marketing Association Code of Ethics http://www.marketingpower.com/AboutAMA/Pages/Statement%20of%20Ethics.aspx
  2. The Federation Code on E-Commerce and Interactive Marketing http://www.fedma.org/img/db/Code_of_conduct_for_e-commerce.pdf
  3. Direct Selling Association Code of Ethics http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/12/21/2091875.pdf
  4. World Direct Selling Code of Conduct Toward Consumers http://www.dsas.org.sg/dsas/Html/code.htm
  5. Insurance Marketing Standards Association General Principles and Codes http://www.imsaethics.org/Content/PrinciplesandCodes_44.aspx
  6. National Association of Realtors Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice http://www.realtor.org/mempolweb.nsf/pages/code
Management
  1. International Association of Administrative Professionals http://www.iaap-hq.org/ResearchTrends/ethics.htm
  2. International Association of Business Communicators http://www.iabc.com/about/code.htm
Internet
  1. Internet Industry Code of Practice http://www.iia.net.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=3&Itemid=33
  2. Internet Society's Internet Code of Conduct http://www.isoc.org/internet/conduct/
Decision Sciences
  1. American Statistical Association – Ethical Guidelines for Statistical Practice http://www.amstat.org/profession/index.cfm?fuseaction=ethicalstatistics
  2. UK National Statistics Code of Practice (Protocol on Professional Competence)http://www.statistics.gov.uk/about_ns/cop/downloads/professionalcompetence.pdf
Law
  1. Judicial Code of Conduct http://www.newshare.com/west/guidelines.html
  2. American Bar Association Model Rules of Professional Conduct http://www.abanet.org/cpr/mrpc/mrpc_home.html
  3. International Bar Association Code of Ethics http://www.iit.edu/departments/csep/codes/coe/International_Bar_Association_88.html

International codes of Conduct

http://www.iccwbo.org/CorpGov/Best_Practices_And_Codes.asp

Other links to codes of Conduct

Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions http://www.iit.edu/departments/csep/codes/codes_index.html