The following code of ethics guides my relationships with clients, stakeholders and other people with whom I work.
In all my work relationships, I will value the human rights of all the persons involved in the work. I will pursue work which does no harm. I will not work with the alcohol industry or the weapons industry. I value the freedom of speech and freedom of association as essential as other freedoms in the building of a society which allows every human being to achieve their potential. I will endeavour to remain objective in my dealings with people and to ensure that decisions are based on clearly stated values. While I honour diversity and respect differences, I will not accept any behaviour which I perceive to violate human rights. My active interest in social justice adds value to all work in which I engage. I aspire to apply the principles of the Bhagavad Gita in approaches to people who do not share my values.
I will ensure that the work will be performed to agreed quality standards. I will remain open to constant review of the work and be responsive to all queries and comments. I will endeavour to have an evaluation of all work done, and to share the evaluation with clients
I am committed to learning from different sources, and to pursuing work opportunities which enable further learning. I am likely to do some of this work with no requirement of fees. I am also committed to knowledge and experience sharing, and to dedicating some amount of time to sharing that knowledge. I will acknowledge any gap in skills or experience when necessary and work to ensure that the expectations of clients and others are fulfilled through extending partnerships
.Accountability & Transparency
I will ensure that all outputs are delivered according to the agreed schedule. I will be responsive to requests for updates and to renegotiations of schedules. I will be accountable to clients, and to stakeholders and other publics who request information about the work I am engaged in. I will explain my reasons for not providing any information if necessary. I will maintain confidentiality only as far as there are no legal or moral obligations to report. I will report all cases where I think children are in danger or in need of protective intervention.
I will not pay bribes or offer any gifts or concessions to acquire any work. I will not accept any concessions or bribes to modify the output of my work. I will report any attempt to offer or extricate bribes or concessions. In the event that there are any threats, I will report these , or I will seek to remove myself from the assignment.
Conflicts of interest
I will declare all conflicts of interest whether I am asked to or not.
Approaches to educating
I will ensure that all work which involves education and training will involve participatory approaches which will meet the needs of all identified learners.
I will act in according with this code of ethics. I will be open to discussion about this code and to clarifying or expanding as the work evolves.