Coenraad van Beek, PwC global ethics leader answers some questions on the PwC Code of conduct.
Coeni: Our code of conduct is basically a set of standards describing the behaviour we expect of our own people. Why do we have one? Well, obviously PwC already conducts its business in a framework of relevant laws, regulations and internal policies - but we recognise that these do not govern all behaviour. We feel it is important for all our clients, our people and other stakeholders - to understand exactly what we stand for and how they can expect us to conduct ourselves.