Clockwork Code of Conduct

The Clockwork Code of Conduct is one of the ways we put our values into practice. It’s built around the recognition that everything we do in connection with our work at Clockwork will be, and should be, measured against the highest possible standards of ethical business conduct. Our commitment to the highest standards helps us hire great people, and strive for the best results. Respect for our clients, for the opportunity, and for each other are foundational to our success, and are something we need to support every day.

So please do read and follow both in spirit and letter, always bearing in mind that each of us has a personal responsibility to incorporate, and to encourage other Clockworkers to incorporate, the principles of the Code into our work. And if you have a question or ever think that one of your fellow Clockworkers or the company as a whole may be falling short of our commitment, don’t be silent. We want – and need – to hear from you.

Scope

This policy applies to all our employees and contractors regardless of employment agreement or rank.

Policy elements

What are the components of an Employee Code of Conduct Policy?

Clockworker employees and contractors are bound by their contract to follow our Employee Code of Conduct while performing their duties. We outline the components of our Code of Conduct below:

Compliance with law

All employees and contractors must protect our company’s legality. They should comply with all environmental, safety, and fair dealing laws. We expect employees and contractors to be ethical and responsible when dealing with our company’s finances, products, partnerships, and public image.

Respect in the workplace

All employees and contractors should respect their colleagues. We won’t allow any kind of discriminatory behavior, harassment, or victimization. Employees and contractors should confirm with our equal opportunity policy in all aspects of their work, from recruitment and performance evaluation to interpersonal relations.

Protection of Company Property

All employees and contractors should treat our company’s property, whether material or intangible, with respect and care.

Employees and contractors:

  • Shouldn’t misuse company equipment or use it frivolously.
  • Should respect all kinds of incorporeal property. This includes trademarks, copyright, and other property (information, reports, etc.) Employees should use them only to complete their job duties.

Employees and contractors should protect company facilities and other material property from damage and vandalism, whenever possible.

Professionalism

All employees and contractors must show integrity and professionalism in the workplace:

  • Corruption

We discourage employees and contractors from accepting gifts from clients or partners. We prohibit briberies for the benefit of any external or internal party.

  • Job duties and authority

All employees and contractors should fulfill their job duties with integrity and respect toward customers, stakeholders, and the community. Supervisors and managers mustn’t abuse their authority. We expect them to delegate duties to their team members taking into account their competencies and workload. Likewise, we expect team members to follow team leaders’ instructions and complete their duties with skill and in a timely manner.

We encourage mentoring throughout our company. 

  • Absenteeism and tardiness

Employees and contractors should follow their schedules. We can make exceptions for occasions that prevent employees or contractors from following standard working hours or days. But, generally, we expect employees to be punctual when starting and finishing work.

  • Conflict of interest

We expect employees and contractors to avoid any personal, financial or other interests that might hinder their capability or willingness to perform their job duties.

  • Collaboration

Employees and contractors should be friendly and collaborative. They should try not to disrupt the workplace or present obstacles to their colleagues’ work.

  • Communication

All employees and contractors must be open for communication with their colleagues, supervisors or team members.

  • Benefits

We expect employees to not abuse their employment benefits. This can refer to time off, insurance, facilities, subscriptions or other benefits our company offers.

Disciplinary actions

Our company may have to take disciplinary action against employees who repeatedly or intentionally fail to follow our code of conduct. Disciplinary actions will vary depending on the violation.

Possible consequences include:

  • Demotion.
  • Reprimand.
  • Suspension or termination for more serious offenses.
  • Detraction of benefits for a definite or indefinite time.

We may take legal action in cases of corruption, theft, embezzlement or other unlawful behavior.

Clockwork aspires to be a different kind of company. It’s impossible to spell out every possible ethical scenario we might face. Instead, we rely on one another’s good judgment to uphold a high standard of integrity for ourselves and our company. We expect all Clockworkers to be guided by both the letter and the spirit of this Code. Sometimes, identifying the right thing to do isn’t an easy call. If you aren’t sure, don’t be afraid to ask questions of your manager.

And remember… don’t be evil, and if you see something that you think isn’t right – speak up!

Last updated January 04, 2021