Model Ethics Code
From ASAConstruction subcontractors that want to comply with the letter and spirit of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act by disclosing a code of ethics to their clients have a new tool at their disposal: a model code of ethics that they can adapt to create their own codes of ethics. The document is available for download from ASA’s Web site, www.asaonline.com.
ASA’s model code contains language that subcontractors can adapt to address 11 areas of ethical concern: competition; qualifications; standards of practice; conflicts of interest; public safety; service providers and suppliers; employees; public information; compliance with laws; image of the construction industry; and internal procedures. To help subcontractors tailor the model language to their needs, the model contains fields where subcontractors can enter their company names.