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Members Code of Conduct

Governance Practitioners must maintain exemplary standards of integrity, competence, objectivity, fairness, honesty, courage, and respect in all aspects of their work

Statement of personal responsibility

It is the professional and ethical responsibility of everyone who practices in the field of corporate governance to uphold the highest standards of professional conduct in the exercise of their professional duties.

Our profession has a responsibility to uphold the standards under which we operate. In doing so, we hope to make a positive contribution to society and commerce. We aspire to the core values articulated in this code of ethics and we acknowledge our commitment to adhering to these ideals in our profession.


Fundamental principles

Governance Practitioners must maintain exemplary standards of integrity, competence, objectivity, fairness, honesty, courage, and respect in all aspects of their work - to demonstrate the epitome of professionalism.


Governance Practitioners shall:

Act in an objective manner. As governance practitioners we must base decisions on factual information. We must not be unduly influenced by competing or conflicting interests

Have a primary duty to ensure our company’s' activities are conducted in compliance with the laws, standards and regulations of the authorities under which it operates, consistent with advancing requirements of good corporate governance

Maintain transparency, honesty and sound probity in all financial and commercial matters both within our own companies and when dealing with, or acting on behalf of, clients.

Have integrity. As quality professionals we must be principled and consistent in applying our views. We must live up to our commitments, and be trustworthy and scrupulous at all times, both professionally and personally

You must keep the affairs of your employers or client confidential. You may disclose information only to those entitled to receive it or to whom you have been authorised to disclose it. You must use information only for the purpose it was intended.

You must treat everyone equally and fairly regardless of their age, gender, disability, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, marital or family status, religion, belief or perceived social status. You owe this duty to clients, colleagues, employers, third parties including the other party in a transaction, and anyone else with whom you may have dealings.

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