Code of Conduct for a Cross-Corporate Project
This Code of Conduct can be applied by organizations and individuals involved in project business and can be used as a joint basis for cooperative behavior by project customers and contractors.
As practitioners in the Project Business Management community, we are required and prepared to subscribe to a set of moral norms, standards, and behaviors as a basis for professional project business. In addition to their impact on the way we do project business, these principles also govern our conduct as customers and contractors towards other stakeholders of the project including the society, and the environment we live in.
For members of the Project Business Foundation, adherence to its standards is mandatory.
This Code of Conduct is based on five elements:
We implement ethical norms, when we make decisions and act as professionals, and expect others in the profession to follow them as well. These norms are:
We accept accountability for our actions and require others to do the same. We understand that accountability cannot be delegated to others and that deferring due accountability to others is unacceptable.
Our work as professionals is based on moral principles, which we uphold particularly in times, when they are challenged by others.
We accept our personal integrity as an asset that we do not give up for perceived or real benefits.
We understand that ethical values are not situationally bendable, but are an integral element of the way we do business and treat others, who depend on our professional actions.