11. Safeguarding corporate assets and corporate identity
We deal with , products and resources responsibly and appropriately and use them only for their intended business purposes.
Safeguardingassets, both tangible and intangible (such as intellectual property rights), as well as its proprietary information – is vital to our business success. assets should be used to achieve business goals, and should be protected to preserve their value. Remember that we hold the assets of our in trust for shareholders. Limited personal use is permissible only to the extent that such use does not conflict with the interests of , , or other policies and guidelines. All assets and proprietary information must be returned to at the completion of your employment with .
As an employee of:
- You are responsible for the proper use and protection of proprietary and confidential information belonging to or entrusted to the company by others. Such confidential information includes, but is not limited to, price-sensitive information, trade secrets, such as know-how, formulae, and processes, sales figures, marketing plans and strategy.
- You are responsible for the security of, authorised access to and proper use of physical and intangible assets under your control and of third parties’ assets in your care.
- You should not disclose proprietary or confidential information to anyone outside without the express permission of your manager or without execution of a non-disclosure agreement prior to the disclosure. Never discuss confidential information in public places — such as elevators, restaurants, or airports — where it may be overheard.
- Your obligation to protect confidential information continues even after you leave your employment.
Case studies and best practices
- Read the “ Information Risk Management Policy” or its equivalent for more detailed information.