CODES OF CONDUCT FOR MEMBER ORGANISATIONS
1. Members shall not engage in activities that harm their
organizations, clients or profession.
2. Members shall not engage in activities that conflict with their fiduciary, ethical and legal obligations to their organizations, clients or profession.
3. Members shall effectively disclose all potential and actual conflicts of interest; such disclosure does not preclude or imply ethical impropriety.
4. Members shall comply with all applicable local, state, provincial civil and criminal laws of Sierra Leone.
5. Members must recognize their individual boundaries of competence and are forthcoming and truthful about their professional experience and qualifications and will represent their achievements accurately and without exaggeration.
6. Members shall refrain from knowingly infringing the intellectual property rights of other parties at all times. Members shall address and rectify any inadvertent infringement that may occur.
7. Members shall protect the confidentiality of all privileged information relating to the provider/client relationships.
8. Members shall take care to ensure that all solicitation and communication materials are accurate and correctly reflect their organizations’ mission and use of solicited funds.
9. Members shall take care to ensure that donors receive informed, accurate and ethical advice about the value and tax implications of contributions.
11. Members shall take care to ensure that funds and other forms of support requested from APEM are used for the purpose(s) stated.
12. Members shall take care to ensure proper stewardship of all revenue sources, including timely reports on the use and management of such funds from APEM.
13. Members shall obtain explicit consent by APEM before altering the conditions of financial transactions.
14. Members shall not disclose privileged or confidential information to unauthorized parties.
15. Members shall give donors and clients the opportunity to have their names removed from lists that are sold to, rented to or exchanged with other organizations.
16. Members shall not accept or give bribes in any shape or form. Members may however accept performance-based compensations, such as bonuses, provided such bonuses are in accord with prevailing practices within the members’ own organizations.
17. Any member receiving funds from APEM must meet the legal requirements for the disbursement of those funds.