POLICY TEMPLATES guideline to assist companies to comply with policies

By: Cgf Research Institute  11-11-2011
Keywords: Corporate Governance, Policy Templates

Policy Templates

In an ever changing business environment, an organisation should ensure that its policy's core principles and defined procedures remain effective and relevant.

Further, the policies should comply with statutory and best practices requirements.  CGF's "Policy Templates Handbook" assists organisations in fulfilling these requirements. Each policy template provides practical and to-the-point guidelines in terms of the policy structure and content, and serves as an ideal framework against which to benchmark existing policies.

The "Policy Templates Handbook" has been partly developed from the extensive material contained in CGF's Body of Knowledge, which content showcases the editorial contribution and peer reviews of institutions and academics widely recognised for their thought leadership in their area of expertise.

CGF’s "Policy Templates Handbook" covers the following policies:
  • Affirmative Action (AA)
  • Acceptable use of Internet (& Abuse)
  • Audit Committee
  • Business Continuity Management
  • Clean Desks
  • Code of Ethics
  • Code on Corporate Governance Practices & Conduct
  • Code on Corporate Practices & Conduct (*“the Code”)
  • Compensation
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Corporate Social Investment
  • Directors' Entitlement to Obtain Independent Professional Advice
  • Directors' Induction & Professional Development
  • Disclosure
  • Discrimination 
  • Diversity Management
  • Discrimination
  • Emergency Instructions
  • Employment Equity
  • Environmental 
  • Disclosure of Interests in Contracts (or transactions)
  • Employee Development & Educational Assistance
  • Ethics
  • Fraud (or attempted fraud)
  • Forensic Accounting Investigation 
  • HIV/AIDS (& other transmissible life-threatening diseases)
  • Insider Trading (Protect employees when dealing in their shares acquired through the company’s incentive scheme)
  • Media Communication
  • Nepotism
  • Non-Executive Directors (NEDs)
  • Nomination Committee
  • Passwords
  • Party Political Funding
  • Professional Active Escrow
  • Records Management (including retention & archiving)
  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Relocation
  • Retrenchment
  • Risk Committee
  • Role & Responsibility of the Board
  • Safety, Health & Environment (SHE)
  • Safety of Key Officers
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Relations
  • Theft (or attempted theft)
  • Unauthorised, irregular, fruitless & wasteful expenditure 
  • Whistle-blowing
  • White-collar crime (or attempted white collar crime)
  • Workplace Safety
  • Workplace Violence

Keywords: Corporate Governance, Policy Templates

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