Ethical Rules
Confederation of Italian
Entrepreneurs Worldwide
Ethical Rules

This document describes personal and professional behavior rules and standards to be Adopted and complied with by the business community and is designed to serve as a guide to the functioning of a free enterprise system.

It summarizes general principles for good business relations.

Its purpose is regulatory and ameliorating.

It incorporates the realities of contemporary business.

Voluntary adoption of the contents of this document rather than the control and sanctions contained herein is the source of its strength.

  • To identify universally accepted principles of business ethics that enable the free enterprise system to work.
  • To establish and improve mutual trust in business life.
  • To prevent conduct and behaviour this contravenes good business ethics.
  • To promote the acceptance and improvement of good business ethics in one’s transactions and one’s sector.

General Principles


Individuals and institutions should be honourable and honest in business.

In practice this principle comprises the following conduct and behaviour.

In business life individuals and organisations:

  • should not knowingly harm others by their commercial acts and goods
  • should not use for their own benefit any information that should be kept secret
  • should not grant favours to individuals or organisations which could impair their independent decision-marking process
  • Should not falsely advertise their own or others’ commercial or financial standing, or act in a misleading fashion.
  • Should assume responsibility for their products and services
Respect for Law

Individuals and organizations must respect the legal system of Turkey

In this context, individuals and organizations:

  • Must perform all administrative and supervisory obligations prescribed by law:
  • Must refrain from keeping false, incorrect or inaccurate, or giving misleading information to the authorities.
  • Must refrain from committing illegal or criminal acts or acting in ways which are disapproved of by business and/or social ethics:
    Must refrain from acting contrary to the requirements of the free market and competition.
Working Conditions

Individuals and organizations must not discriminate against their employees on the basis of race, color, religion or sex.
Employees should not be harassed for these reasons.

Actions that may be considered racial, sexual, or religious harassment must not be tolerated in the workplace.

All personal information about employees must be kept secret.

Encourages employees to achieve the knowledge and skills that will contribute to their professional development

Information Gathering

Individuals and organizations should not attempt to gather secret information by resorting to actions or methods which are disapproved of by business and/or social ethics.

The Environment

Individuals and organizations should not allow their activities to pollute the environment and should obey all environmental laws, and responsible care codes of management practices declaration signed by our organizations.


Individuals and organizations should make every effort to have their employees adopt the principles of this document and apply them in their fields and in their lives.

(This document will be revised and expanded upon when deemed necessary)

Collecting Information

Regularly provides reliable and detailed information to stakeholders and investors to enable them to take decisions based on accurate information


The members of Association undertake to comply with "Business Ethic Principles", determined by the Board of Directors as defined here above.

Members can directly apply to the Board of Directors for the members acting in contrary with these principles and rules. The Board of Directors, at its discretion, may pass these applications that it finds suitable to the General Assembly.

General Assembly conducts an investigation regarding the complained employee and takes the final decision.