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How to Write a Code of Ethics for Business 
According to Inc.com, a code of ethics can help a business determine its priorities and values and it can also help you down the line if one of your employees or vendors drags you into legal trouble.  Very helpful links are provided.

Creating a Code of Ethics for Your Organization 
Site sponsored by EthicsWeb provides many links for information on creating a code of ethics for your organization.

Top Ten Tips for Developing an Effective Code of Conduct 
Reprinted with permission from the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), the author feels that by providing clear boundaries of acceptable conduct, and providing guidance on addressing ethical issues that are likely to surface, a code of conduct makes ethical and legal principles more defined for those it governs.

How Would an Organizational Code of Ethics Help Ensure Ethical Business Behavior? 
According to this Houston Chronicle article, as companies grow and the culture is shaped by an increasing number of people, ethics can become diluted. A code of ethics is one tool for achieving standards of ethical behavior.

Insights for Writing a Code of Ethics or Conduct 
An article from Deloitte setting out the key steps and themes for writing a code of ethics with links to relevant material.