CBRE's facilities, equipment, materials, property, technology, information and brand have been acquired through the hard work of tens of thousands of people over a long period of time. Company assets also include our intellectual property such as trademarks, business and marketing plans, salary information and any unpublished financial data and reports. We have a duty to safeguard these assets against theft, loss, waste or damage and ensure we use them only in the most efficient and sustainable way. CBRE property should be used for legitimate business purposes only and we must take measures to prevent their theft, damage or misuse.

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Cornelia walks by the desk of her supervisor, Mick, and notices a document open on his computer that is titled: Confidential Plan to Develop Shady Oaks Recreation Center. Cornelia grew up playing at the recreation center and her children play there now. Cornelia thinks of the center as the hub of her community and it is one of the last beautiful open spaces in her neighborhood. Cornelia reads the document on Mick's computer and learns that CBRE is assisting a well know developer in the purchasing and development of the recreation center into a shopping mall. Cornelia is upset about the possibility of losing the center, and that night she tells her spouse.

Did Cornelia violate company policy?

A) No, the shopping mall development is not her account, and therefore it is not her responsibility. B) Yes, as an employee of CBRE, all company information received by an employee, regardless of how it is obtained, must stay confidential. C) No, Cornelia's spouse didn't pass on this information to anyone else so no harm came of her venting and providing company's plans to her spouse.
Correct Answer — B

No matter how the information was obtained, who it is conveyed to or if it created any harm, all employees have a duty to safeguard and not to reveal CBRE confidential information.

Same scenario as before.

Is Mick at fault in any way?

Yes No
Correct Answer — Yes

Mick has a duty to take measures to prevent the theft, damage, or misuse of company information. Before leaving his work space, Mick should have closed down his computer, thereby preventing passersby from reading the document.

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Please re-examine the situation presented carefully and choose again.

Policy Guidance
Access to Employee Records Anti-Corruption Policy
Business Records Retention and Destruction
Communications and Fair Disclosure Policy Confidentiality / Non-disclosure Conflicts Identification and Management Policy for Government Contracts Conflicts of Interest
Drug-Free Workplace
E-Marketing Policy Electronic Communication Electronic Communications & Acceptable use of Technology: Social Media Employee Assistance Program Employment of Relatives Equal Employment Opportunity
Gifts and Entertainment
Harassment-Free Workplace
Inappropriate Entertainment Information Asset Protection Internal Communications Investigations of Legal and Ethical Misconduct
Managing Conflicts of Interests - Information Barriers Media Relations
OFAC Compliance Open Bidding Outside Employment
Personal Ownership of Real Estate Political Contributions Public Relations
Report of Injuries/Accidents Restrictions on Marketing by Fax
Safe Workplace Policy Securities Compliance Smoke-Free Workplace Social Media Solicitation and Distribution Standards of Conduct
Use of CB Richard Ellis Name or Identity Use of Company Property
Violence in the Workplace