Why a Code of Conduct? The HSG Ethics Code addresses all members of the University of St.Gallen (HSG) — students, faculty and staff (administrative, research, technical, etc.). The Code has been prepared as a necessary complement to the vision, mission and goals of the University. The Code supports the University in conducting its activities and sets out the core values of the HSG community. At the same time, we aim to live by these values. Through its guidelines, the Code promotes a shared understanding of how we go about our work, how we shape life on campus and how we, as a community, interact with each other. The University of St.Gallen is embedded within the statutory framework of the Federal Government and the Canton of St.Gallen. We are thus bound by numerous external requirements and internal regulations. Anchored in a normative realm which antedates the law, the HSG Ethics Code serves as a bridge to the relevant sets of rules, yet without reiterating these.