ACHS Code of Conduct

Purpose

To state the requirements for the personal conduct of all persons either employed by or representing the ACHS.

Background

This policy applies to all persons involved in the conduct of ACHS business, including Board and Council members, staff, surveyors, contractors, as well as committee and working group members.  It provides a consistent basis for conduct for the organisation.

It is to be provided to all persons and be accessible for future reference.

Policy

Consistent with legislation across the nation, discrimination is not permissible on the grounds of religion, gender, sexual preference, disability, age, national origin, marital status or political affiliation.

The individual:

  • must act honestly, in good faith and in the best interests of the company as a whole;
  • has a duty to use due care and diligence in fulfilling their functions and exercising any powers attached to their role;
  • must use any powers they hold for a proper purpose, in the best interests of the company as a whole;
  • must not make improper use of information acquired;
  • must not take improper advantage of their position;
  • must not allow personal interests, or the interests of any associated person, to conflict with the interests of the company;
  • should not engage in conduct likely to bring discredit on the company;
  • has an obligation, at all times, not only to comply with the letter of the law, but also to have regard to the spirit of the principles underlying it; and
  • recognises that all people have the right to be treated fairly.

Any concerns that a person may have in respect of adherence to this policy by either themselves or others should be brought to the attention of their supervisor or other appropriate senior member of staff or office bearer.

 

As adopted by the Board 26 April 2012


Last Review Date 12 January 2018

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