Why a Code of Ethics Is Important

by G.R. Claveria; Updated September 26, 2017
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Understanding how to properly behave in certain situations is the reason a code of ethics is important. Whether it is to know the difference between right or wrong, good or bad and just or unjust, a good code of ethics allows individuals to hold themselves to the highest standards in any given behavior or action.

It Prevents Unjust Treatment

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Since wrongdoing is prevalent in all cultures and societies, a good code of ethics will not allow for any kind of inequality.

It Promotes Goodness for Everyone

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A good code of ethics will uphold the best interest of everyone around.

It Brings Out the Best in Individuals

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Individuals will strive for a better environment to live in when there is a good code of ethics in place.

It Holds Us Socially Responsibile

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A good code of ethics makes individuals in a society responsible for the people and things around them.

It Brings Out Higher Standards

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A good code of ethics will bring out excellence in everyone around and allow the culture to function better as a whole.

About the Author

G.R. Claveria is a national award-winning multi-media producer who has been teaching at the college level for more than eight years. As a writer/producer/director, Claveria has accumulated more than two dozen awards, including a Senatorial Citation recognizing his writings by Ohio State Senator Tom Roberts.

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