Editors Toivo Aavik, Külli Keerus, Kristi Lõuk, Ants Nõmper, Aive Pevkur, Leno Saarniit, Kadri Simm, Margit Sutrop, Margus Tõnissaar, Aire Vaher, Ivo Volt
Copyreader Neeme Lopp
Designer Sirje Ratso
The book was compiled with the support of Volkswagen Stiftung, and published with the support of Open Estonia Foundation.
Publisher Eesti Keele Sihtasutus (Estonian Language Foundation)
© Tartu University Centre for Ethics 2007
During seminars at the Centre for Ethics, doctoral students at the University of Tartu found that organisations and businesses are increasingly putting into effect their codes of conduct. The students have now written a handbook providing general guidelines for this process.
The first part of the book explores the concepts of profession, rights, religion, etiquette etc. The book also presents a history of such codes of conduct from Ancient Greece to the modern day. The book offers guidelines for organisations and companies intending to establish their own codes of conduct. It also suggests ways of enforce codes of conduct and indicates the problems that may arise.
The second part of the book comprises eighty-six codes of conduct that are currently in effect in Estonia. Some of these items are contained in just one page with a general description of relevant values, whereas other more complex codes span multiple pages and include detailed explanations of the relationship between clients, co-workers and supervisors.
In addition, there is a bibliography listing further reading, including useful internet sites.
The Handbook of Codes of Conduct is available for download in pdf-format at the Open Estonian Foundation homepage (in Estonian).