EARNING AND MAINTAINING TRUST
Avoid Conflicts of Interest
We avoid conflicts of interest. We owe our fellow coworkers and shareholders our best impartial judgment and loyalty.
How IT's Done ...
- Know how to recognize a conflict of interest.
- Do not use CDW opportunities, assets, information, or the power or authority entrusted to you in your CDW role for personal gain or to support an outside business venture.
- Remove yourself from decisions that involve CDW and a family member or others whom you have a significant personal relationship.
- Similarly, remove yourself from decisions involving CDW and a company in which you or a family member has a significant financial interest.
- Contact your manager if you have any questions about whether something might present a conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest.
The CDW Way
When it comes to conflicts of interest, appearances do matter. The appearance of a conflict, even if it does not impact your actions, can lead others to doubt your impartiality and loyalty.
Make the Connection
It is important to recognize that a conflict of interest exists if your circumstances would lead a reasonable person to question whether your motivations are in the best interests of CDW.
A conflict of interest can arise in many situations, including:
- Family and romantic relationships with coworkers or the coworkers of our suppliers, partners or customers
- Giving or receiving gifts, hospitality or travel in a manner inconsistent with CDW policy
- Outside work activities
- Dealing with family members employed by a vendor or partners
- Dealing with a vendor or partner who employs family members
- Dealing with a partner in which you or a family member have a financial interest
Is there a conflict of interest? Could someone question if my motives are in the best interest of CDW?