Ethical Behaviour and Standards of Conduct
The strategic priorities of the Society, detailed within the Strategic Plan (2021-2026), are underpinned by embedded ethical principles, behaviours and standards of professional conduct. To reflect the Society’s ethical principles, the highest standards of conduct, competence and behaviour are expected of all members and employees of The Society. The Society looks to all partners and stakeholders to reciprocate in meeting these standards in spirit and in practice.
The basic principles of ethical behaviour and standards of conduct of The Society (its members and employees) are based upon the fundamental freedom to speak, think and choose, and are demonstrated through:
Integrity. The demonstration of the highest standards of integrity and acting in good faith, with intellectual honesty and fairness.
Accountability. The obligation of everyone to be answerable for his/her actions and decisions, and to accept responsibility for them. To respect confidentiality, and the correct use of The Society’s resources.
Independence and Impartiality. To act with impartiality and professionalism, ensuring that the expression of personal views and convictions do not compromise performance of duties. Bias, prejudice, conflict of interest, or undue influence must not be permitted to supersede professionalism of conduct.