At the core, to care for one another, we have to trust one another.
As volunteers, employees, and representatives of United Way of Forsyth County, we have a responsibility to uphold the highest of ethical standards—both for ourselves and for the benefit of our community. We believe these standards go beyond compliance with laws and regulations—calling us to fulfill higher obligations as stewards of the public trust.
This Code of Ethics is an important way for us to reaffirm our ethical commitments. It sets forth the principles and standards that guide our decisions and actions. As you are probably aware, many of the ideas that are included within the Code have come from discussions with our employees and volunteers over the last few years. This collaborative process has been essential in developing the Code and has made it a document that reflects and is more responsive to our needs.
As we read the Code, we must remember that it is more than a set of standards and responsibilities. It is a way of connecting our values and our ideals with the work we do every day. The Code is not just about what we should do, but why we do it.
Of course, no document can give us all the answers to our ethics questions. This Code is meant to help us further the discussion of ethics in our workplace. It also encourages us to seek guidance and clarification when we have questions about applying our principles and standards. The involvement of all our employees and volunteers is essential to upholding these principles and standards. Only by continuing to work together on these issues can we ensure that the United Way of Forsyth County fulfills its commitment to build and maintain the public trust in all that we do.
United Way of Forsyth County's Board of Directors reaffirmed its Code of Ethics on August 28, 2007.