Ethics & compliance
Messages from our leaders
A message from Philip Yuen, Deloitte SEA Chief Executive Officer
One organisation. One set of values.
In our fast paced business environment, the values of our professionals and the integrity of our firm are continually being tested. The trust placed in Deloitte by our clients, the regulators and all our other stakeholders must never be taken for granted, and the responsibility for ethical and professional behavior must be taken seriously – by everyone, at every level of our organization. All of us are committed to upholding and maintaining our organisation’s reputation to sustain public trust and maintain investor confidence.
In Deloitte Southeast Asia, we have one set of values and one standard of expected behavior, and this is defined in our Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. This Code shares the expectations of Deloitte professional behavior and provides guidelines to help our people make the right choices. Ethical behavior is an integral part of our culture, a culture that defines who we are as professionals, how we are perceived by the public and how we treat our colleagues. Our words and actions demonstrate leadership and our strength of character. Through our words and actions, we build trust with colleagues, clients, and the markets.
A message from Ong Bee Yen, Deloitte SEA Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do. The Shared Values and the Global Principles of Business Conduct (“Global Code”) of the DTTL member firms form an integral part of our organisation’s commitment to sustain public trust. As professionals in an industry which is closely scrutinised by the media and the public alike, we demonstrate our commitment to serving clients with distinction while inspiring our talented professionals and to contribute positively to the society.
The SEA Code outlines the expectations of behaviour and conduct that we place on ourselves and towards each other in our daily work. It also provides detailed information, guidance and resources which our professionals can refer to in helping them to make ethical and the right professional choices.
A message from Avis Manlapaz, Philippines Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
Ethics is a set of moral principles; it deals with what is right or what is wrong. In our everyday lives, we are faced with ethical dilemmas and we find it hard to decide what should be done. Though we understand how important ethics is, yet to act ethically is a challenge. As one popular book on ethics states, “Being ethical means behaving ethically all the time —not only when it’s convenient.”
In Deloitte, we strive for a high-integrity culture because we want to sustain our image, reputation and relationships with key stakeholders. Our Code of Conduct outlines our principles and values and defines expectations of our behavior and conduct. We also have our Global Principles of Business Conduct which articulate the standards of ethical behaviour expected of all of our people. It is Deloitte’s guiding principles about appropriate professional conduct and serves as the foundation of our ethics programs.