Operate with Good Business Ethics

What is good business ethics?

A code of ethics sets out the ethical rules of your business, and the highest values by which you aim to operate. It works together with your mission statement and other policies about conduct to give your staff, stakeholders and clients an idea of what your company stands for and how you conduct business. It could include such things as your commitment to not work with suppliers who use child labour or cause harm to the environment, not discriminating when hiring, and not taking bribes.

Operating with good business ethics also covers paying the right tax, at the right time.


Useful resources

Business ethics

Information about codes of ethics 

How to write a code of ethics for business 

Paying the right tax 

Business.govt.nz has lots of tax information including tips to make tax time easier, how to make sure you’re paying the right tax, tax when you have employees, and reducing your tax. 

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