Code of Conduct

Commitment to Integrity and Excellence; by being a part of the team, you commit to the standards of this Code of Conduct.


This policy applies to all staff. Staff includes employees (full-time and part-time), and contractors regardless of the employment agreement or the level of seniority. staff is expected to follow this policy in all matters pertaining to their work.

Policy brief & purpose’s Code of Business Conduct policy outlines our expectations regarding employees’ behavior towards their colleagues, supervisors, and the overall organization.

We promote freedom of expression and open communication. But we expect all employees to follow our code of conduct. They should avoid offending others, participating in serious disputes, and disrupting our workplace.We also expect them to foster a well-organized, respectful and collaborative environment.

This policy outlines our expectations for all staff, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.


  • Be welcoming, friendly, and patient.
  • Be considerate. Your work will be used by other people, and you in turn will depend on the work of others. Any decision you make will affect users and colleagues, and you should take those consequences into account when making decisions.
  • Be respectful. Not all of us will agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behavior and poor manners. We might all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a personal attack. It’s important to remember that an organization where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one. staff should be respectful when dealing with other staff.
  • Be careful in the words that you choose. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down others. Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for the organization. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Violent threats or language directed against another person. Discriminatory jokes and language.
    • Posting sexually explicit or violent material.
    • Posting (or threatening to post) other people’s personally identifiable information (“doxing”).Personal insults, especially those using racist or sexist terms.
    • Unwelcome sexual attention.
    • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
    • Repeated harassment of others. In general, if someone asks you to stop, then stop.
  • When we disagree, we should try to understand why. Disagreements, both social and technical, happen all the time and is no exception. It is important that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively. Remember that we’re different. Different people have different perspectives on issues. Being unable to understand why someone holds a viewpoint doesn’t mean that they’re wrong.Don’t forget that it is human to err. Blaming each other doesn’t get us anywhere. Instead offer to help resolve issues and to help learn from mistakes.
  • We require that all staff demonstrate commitment to treating all people and organizations, with whom we come into contact or conduct business, impartially. Unsolicited gifts or entertainment may only be accepted if they do not go beyond common courtesy and do not have a risk of influencing any business decisions.
  • We require all employees (including senior management) to disclose any personal relationships, business transactions, and related parties that might cause reputational/financial harm to the organization while benefiting them.
  • We require from all employees that they do not offer, give, receive, or solicit anything of value to influence an official act by a public official, agent, or government employee.
  • We prohibit all employees from bribing foreign officials as well as making unauthorized facilitation payments to those individuals involved in customs, permitting the flow of goods and other activities.

Reporting Violations

If you are a victim of, or notice unacceptable behavior, please notify your reporting manager or anyone up the reporting structure, including the CEO. Note that this policy does not allow any retaliation against a person for reporting unacceptable behavior or for participating in an investigation of any such report. Disciplinary actions listed below also apply to any such retaliation or intimidation.


Any staff member found to be in violation of the code of conduct may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment, or contractual agreement. The action will depend on the extent,intent, and repercussions of the specific violation(s). Disciplinary actions will vary depending on the violation.Possible consequences include a warning (oral/written) or suspension or termination for more serious offenses.

We may also take legal action in cases of corruption, theft, embezzlement, or other unlawful behavior.


If you have any questions regarding this policy, please reach out to your reporting manager.