Code of Conduct

A code of conduct is a formal statement by an organisation of how it expects to behave to uphold its stated values, for example integrity and transparency. The code outlines the responsibilities of, or proper practices for, individuals, teams and the organisation itself. Codes of conduct typically address conduct in terms of principles, for example, behave honestly, treat all people with respect, disclose any conflict of interest, etc. In relation to procurement, there are usually explicit rules about accepting gifts and hospitality, to promote confidence in the objectivity and transparency of the procurement process. See also Probity.

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