With several million companies on-line today all competing for their market share, there are only a few that actually have their code of conduct published representing their company culture, ethics, moral and business practices. I am grateful and commend those companies that have the courage to publish and practice their code of conduct and for their encouragement in helping me to emulate some of these while creating BASIL Networks culture and our code of conduct.
BASIL Networks realizes that ethical and moral behavior are major factors within all social groups. Personal behavior directly determines the stability of the interrelationships as well the company's performance. As leaders of the company we realize that in order to be successful in business as well as in life we must maintain good personal communications skills and a strong team. We must always encourage, protect and insure honesty and integrity as the core company values while maintaining a high achievement level of performance. With this in mind we have established the following code of conduct required for all at BASIL Networks, of which, integrity and honesty are the core elements of our code of conduct which is encouraged and maintained at all times with no exceptions. Our leadership policy recognizes Complex Adaptive Leadership in order to complement and transform traditional leadership principles. Complex Adaptive Leadership allows transparency and most of all responsibility and authority at all levels of a system with rewards that encourage a solutions and growth environment. For more information on Complex Adaptive Leadership please see http://www.complexadaptiveleadership.com
BASIL Networks Responsibility and Relationship to Customers, Distributors and Suppliers
Our first responsibility is to our customer, the people they serve and all others that use our products. We must always meet and strive to exceed the highest quality to meet our customers needs. We must always exemplify integrity and honesty with our customers at all times. Customers must be serviced promptly and accurately. Our suppliers and distributors must have an opportunity to make a fair profit.
BASIL Networks Responsibility to its Employees
As a company we must maintain a responsibility to all our employees who work with and for us throughout the world. Everyone must be considered as an individual. We must respect their dignity and recognize their merit and contributions. Everyone must have a sense of security in their jobs. Compensation must be fair and adequate, working conditions must be clean, orderly and safe. We must be remindful of ways to help our employees fulfil their family responsibilities. Employees must feel free to make suggestions and complaints. There must be equal opportunity for employment, development and advancement for those qualified. We must support an internal educational and promotion program to allow our employees.
Employees Responsibility to BASIL Networks
As employees we must maintain company propriety information within the company. We must be focused and strive to be productive. We must maintain a high level of conscientiousness towards the quality of productivity. We must treat all employees as individuals all. We must treat all employees as team members and share information required to perform our assigned tasks. We must respect all employees as we respect ourselves. We must communicate openly, honestly and with integrity among employees. TOP
BASIL Networks Responsibility to the Community
We must be responsible to our community and to the world we service. We must maintain in good order the property we are privileged to use, protecting the environment and natural resources. We must exemplify integrity and honesty at all time without exception.
Employees Responsibility to Their Community
As employees we are responsible for the communities in which we live and work and to the world community we service as well. We must be good citizens - support good works and charities and bear our fair share of taxes. We must maintain in good order the property we are privileged to use, protecting the environment and natural resources. We must exemplify integrity and honesty at all time without exception.
BASIL Networks Responsibility to Research & Development
We must continue research and development and continue experimentation with new ideas and ways to improve our security products. We must continue to find ways to reduce manufacturing costs without reducing quality or reliability in order to offer our products at reasonable prices.
Scientists and Engineers Responsibility to BASIL Networks
Scientists and Engineers must treat all company secret information with the highest integrity and honesty. Trade secrets must remain secret only to the select few that are privileged to hold that trust. Trade secrets and proprietary information that is compromised damages the entire company and therefore must be held in the strictest means possible. TOP
Managers Responsibility to BASIL Networks
We must provide competent management, and their actions must exemplify the highest integrity and honesty. Respect of persons that report to managers for their direction and evaluation, anything less will not be tolerated at any level. Managers are responsible for honest and timely status reports of the areas assigned. Managers are required to schedule personnel in order to maintain productivity. Managers are responsible for insuring that personnel have opportunities to advance through innovative training programs available through the company. Managers are responsible for deploying innovative procedures to reduce manufacturing costs.
BASIL Networks Responsibility For Conflict Resolution
We must provide resources for conflict resolution in a professional mature manor. We must conduct ourselves to be clear and honest about the differences of opinions that initiated the conflict. We must be able to present these differences with honesty and integrity to individuals responsible for conflict resolution which may include managers, corporate executives and rank & file personnel. Conflicts along with differences of opinions create questions about ones self and gives many opportunities to grow.
BASIL Networks Leadership Responsibility
We must have the best leaders guiding us to success. We must encourage leadership at all levels of the company. We must encourage individuals to lead as well as follow instilling the confidence and accomplishments of a job well done. We must lead by example. We must encourage a talent pool for opportunities and promotions within the company for those that qualify.
BASIL Networks Financial Responsibility to Shareholders
Businesses must make a profit. Research and Development, experimentation, innovation and new product releases must be an on-going process. We must create reserves in order to maintain stability during adverse times. We must be vigilant to reduce costs without sacrifice of quality or reliability. When we operate according to these principles, the stockholders should realize a fair return.
BASIL Networks Responsibility to Information Privacy
Privacy has surfaced to be one of the main concerns of businesses today, especially over the Internet. BASIL Networks, PLLC has taken upon itself and incorporated a very high level of security to protect the integrity of its trade secrets, clients and end user customers. BASIL Networks does not have any on-line databases that contain private information period. All of our servers that contain private information are completely off-line (no physical or wireless connection to the Internet). BASIL Networks does not use any wireless connections on our intranet or development network, all are hard wired. The on-line servers only incorporate an encrypted account number relating to the product, client or end user. Since we are a small contract house we are able to insure this level of privacy easily. “No” information is released to anyone outside of BASIL Networks or its affiliates or released internally through BASIL Networks outside the authorized individuals handling the accounts without written authorization from the individual via written request validated by a notary republic showing proof of identity. This information will be sent certified mail, signature required to the requesting individual. Individuals have the right to obtain any information that is in our database by using the above process at any time. The cost of certified mail and handling is expected to be paid for by the individual requesting the information. A certified mail voucher is easily obtained from the US Postal Service and should be mailed with the Request form.
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