code of ethics

noun phrase

: a set of rules about good and bad behavior
The company has its own code of ethics.

Examples of code of ethics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The decision to implement a code of ethics comes in response to revelations of undisclosed gifts and benefits received by several justices, including Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, reports Politico. Melissa Noel, Essence, 17 Nov. 2023 The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced a bill in midsummer that would require the justices to adopt a code of ethics, create new financial disclosure rules, and establish a process for submitting and investigating ethics complaints against the justices. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 1 Nov. 2023 The pretext is that the committee needs this information in order to draft legislation imposing a code of ethics on the Supreme Court. The Editors, National Review, 1 Nov. 2023 In 1998, Lehrer was one of the first Jewish leaders to work with Muslim leaders and developed a code of ethics with them in 1998 to promote civil debate. Jaclyn Cosgrove, Los Angeles Times, 28 Oct. 2023 The values of the IDF are expressed in its code of ethics. Foreign Affairs, 27 Oct. 2023 Many hospitals work with patient advocates who can guide you through their institution’s code of ethics and suggest practical next steps. Adriana Gallardo, ProPublica, 15 Sep. 2023 Nonetheless, the American Medical Association’s code of ethics strongly discourages doctors from attempting to heal themselves. Scott Lafee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Aug. 2023 The Supreme Court on Monday adopted its first code of ethics, in the face of sustained criticism over undisclosed trips and gifts from wealthy benefactors to some justices, but the code lacks a means of enforcement. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports,, 14 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Code of ethics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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