Given its mission, ReGreece has adopted a code of ethics to guide its board members, committee members, members, staff, staff interns and volunteers in their conduct when acting on behalf of ReGreece. The Code contains broad principles reflecting the types of behavior ReGreece expects towards constituents, donors, employees, peers and the public.
This policy is not intended as a stand-alone policy. It does not embody the totality of ReGreece’s ethical standards, nor does it answer every ethical question or issue that might arise. Rather, it is one element of a broader effort to create and maintain a quality organization that gives ethical conduct the highest priority. This Code will be reviewed periodically.
Board members, committee members, members and staff should:
1. Be committed to act honestly and truthfully in all their transactions and dealings.
2. Be committed to maintaining the highest degree of integrity in all their dealings both in terms of normal commercial confidentiality, and the protection of all personal information received. They should extend the same standards to all members, suppliers and associates.
3. Never deliberately mislead.
4. Be as candid as possible, openly and freely sharing information, as appropriate to the relationship.
5. Go to great lengths to keep their commitments.
6. Not make promises that can’t be kept and not make promises on behalf of the Company unless they have the authority to do so.
7. Be committed to avoid conflicts of interest and the appropriate handling of actual or apparent conflicts of interest in their relationships.
8. Retain the moral rights in, and ownership of, all intellectual property that they create unless agreed otherwise in advance. In return they should respect the moral and intellectual copyright vested in their clients’ intellectual property.
9. Be committed to treat their grantees fairly and to treat every individual with dignity and respect.
10. Be open and direct in their communication, and receptive to influence.
11. Always strive to be fair and objective in their advice and actions, and never be influenced in their decisions, actions or recommendations by issues of gender, race, creed, colour, age or personal disability.
12. Honor and value the abilities and contributions of others, embracing the responsibility and accountability for their actions in this regard.
13. Be committed to treat employees and each other with respect, fairness and good faith and to provide conditions of employment that safeguard their rights and welfare.
14. Be committed to be a good corporate citizen and to comply with both the spirit and the letter of the law.
15. Implement and follow a Conflict of Interest Policy.
16. Be committed to act responsibly toward the communities in which they work and for the benefit of the communities they serve.
17. Be committed to be responsible, transparent and accountable for all of their actions.
18. Act in ways that are consistent with ReGreece’s commitment to social responsibility.
ReGreece management is responsible for communicating this Code of Ethics to all members of the board of directors, standing committee members, as well as members, staff, staff interns and staff volunteers and for ensuring its adherence at all times.