Code of Business Ethics
Clinical Resources LLC will conduct its business honestly and ethically wherever we operate in the nation. We will constantly improve the quality of our services and operations and will create a reputation for honesty, fairness, respect, responsibility, integrity, trust and sound business judgment. No illegal or unethical conduct on the part of officers, directors, employees or affiliates is in the company’s best interest. Clinical Resources LLC will not compromise its principles for short-term advantage. The ethical performance of this company is the sum of the ethics of the men and women who work here. Thus, we are all expected to adhere to high standards of personal integrity.
Officers, directors, and employees of the company must never permit their personal interests to conflict, or appear to conflict, with the interests of the company, its clients or affiliates. Officers, directors and employees must be particularly careful to avoid representing Clinical Resources LLC in any transaction with others with whom there is any outside business affiliation or relationship. Officers, directors, and employees shall avoid using their company contacts to advance their private business or personal interests at the expense of the company, its clients or affiliates.
No bribes, kickbacks or other similar remuneration or consideration shall be given to any person or organization in order to attract or influence business activity. Officers, directors and employees shall avoid gifts, gratuities, fees, bonuses or excessive entertainment, in order to attract or influence business activity.
Officers, directors and employees of Clinical Resources LLC will often come into contact with, or have possession of, proprietary, confidential or business-sensitive information and must take appropriate steps to assure that such information is strictly safeguarded. This information—whether it is on behalf of our company or any of our clients or affiliates—could include strategic business plans, operating results, marketing strategies, customer lists, personnel records, upcoming acquisitions and divestitures, new investments, costs, processes, systems or methods. Proprietary, confidential and sensitive business information about this company, other companies, individuals and entities should be treated with sensitivity and discretion and only be disseminated on a need-to-know basis.
Misuse of material inside information in connection with the company’s ownership can expose an individual to civil liability and penalties under the Securities Exchange Act. Under this Act, directors, officers, and employees in possession of material information not available to the public are “insiders.” Spouses, friends, suppliers, brokers, and others outside the company who may have acquired the information directly or indirectly from a director, officer or employee are also “insiders.” The Act prohibits insiders from trading in, or recommending the sale or purchase of, the company’s property or value, while such inside information is regarded as “material”, or if it is important enough to influence you or any other person in the purchase or sale of property or value of any company with which we do business, which could be affected by the inside information. Until the material information has been publicly released by the company, an employee must not disclose it to anyone except those within the company whose positions require use of the information.
Officers, directors and employees will seek to report all information accurately and honestly, and as otherwise required by applicable reporting requirements.
Officers, directors and employees will refrain from gathering competitor information by illegitimate means and refrain from acting on knowledge which has been gathered in such a manner. The officers, directors and employees of Clinical Resources LLC will seek to avoid exaggerating or disparaging comparisons of the services and competence of their competitors.
Officers, directors and employees will obey all Equal Employment Opportunity laws and act with respect and responsibility towards others in all of their dealings.
Officers, directors and employees agree to disclose unethical, dishonest, fraudulent and illegal behavior, or the violation of company policies and procedures, directly to management.
Violation of this Code of Ethics can result in discipline, including possible termination. The degree of discipline relates in part to whether there was a voluntary disclosure of any ethical violation and whether or not the violator cooperated in any subsequent investigation