HMS Group is the leading Consulting Group in Israel in providing professional IT services to the financial sector. The group was set up in 1992 and has gained extensive experience and reputation in the area of IT and finances, employing some 200 experts in a wide variety of professions.
HMS aspires to become the leading consulting group in Israel in the financial IT field, to leverage its expertise in the fields of accountancy, IT systems and finances, and to afford its clients an ongoing business advantage by employing:
HMS’s code of ethics delineates the principles in accordance with which the company’s values are realized, and the business and organizational culture HMS seeks to cultivate.
Mission and goals
The code delineates proper behavioral principles and rules, thereby steering the activity carried out by the group’s employees, managers and senior executives. The values embedded in the code of ethics are universal and in instilling them we seek to create a principled and moral work environment and culture for HMS and its workers.
Code of ethics objectives
The code of ethics applies to all HMS employee and subcontractors acting on the company’s behalf. HMS expects all its employees to act in the spirit of the core values which are depicted in the code. The code serves as a declarative, binding document for HMS in its conduct vis-à-vis its customers, employees, as well as vis-à-vis the community and state authorities.
The core values which are affecting our decision making and activity include, inter alia:
Ethical dilemmas serve as touchstones for the code of ethics. Ethical dilemmas may arise where there is more than one course of action available, but where a comprehensive solution is not presented by any one alternative. Sometimes, each specific solution harbors some contradiction between two core values or between a specific core value and some business goal or practice.
Most dilemmas cannot be resolved by employing one distinct solution. In most cases it becomes necessary to exercise discretion in selecting the most suitable course of action. The code of ethics may assist in finding a solution but it cannot provide a ready-made solution to each and every dilemma. When a moral dilemma is identified, it is necessary to seek advice regarding the correct course of action and to take into account all aspects and implications which may ensue from the chosen course of action.
Dealing with ethical dilemmas
The employee must pose a few questions to guide him or her along the road to finding the most desirable principled solution. Such questions might be:
An employee who is dealing with an ethical dilemma or who is experiencing an activity which goes against the code of ethics in his or her surroundings, may contact the supervisor who is directly or indirectly in charge of him or her, who is responsible for all ethical matters, and seek their advice. An employee who feels that the case calls for contacting HMS’s CEO directly, may do so.
Embedding the code of ethics within HMS
It is expected of all of us, employees and managers alike, to have the code of ethics reflected in our actions, to implement the code in our day-to-day conduct, and to lead by personal example.
Acting in the spirit of our common core values will lead to the embedment of a principled culture and will elevate the ethical and moral bar of all aspects of our actions, both within and outside HMS.
An ethics supervisor
A Board member whose role is to: