As responsible business professionals, it is not enough to intend to do things right, we must also do them in the right way. That means making business decisions and taking appropriate actions that are ethical and in compliance with applicable legal requirements. As we make these decisions, World Franchise Associates's values must shine through in all our interactions. The Standards of Business Conduct are an extension of World Franchise Associates's values and reflect our continued commitment to ethical business practices and regulatory compliance.
World Franchise Associates's Standards of Business Conduct summarize the regulatory requirements and business practices that guide our decision making and business activities. The Standards contain basic information about our policies as well as information about how to obtain guidance regarding a particular business practice or compliance concern.
We manage our business in compliance with applicable laws and regulatory requirements. The World Franchise Associates Standards of Business Conduct are a general guide to the company's standards of business practices and regulatory compliance. Its requirements apply to World Franchise Associates Corporation, to all subsidiaries, or Associates, and to all directors, officers, and employees of each. World Franchise Associates is a global company, and our business operations are subject to the laws of many different countries.
World Franchise Associates employees doing business internationally must comply with applicable laws and regulations and uphold the Standards of Business Conduct at all times. Cultural differences or local laws and customs may require a different interpretation of our Standards.