Ethical Code of Practice

Members of the Environmental Cleaners are expected to live and work in an ethical manner. They are therefore expected to adopt an ethical Code of Practice as a condition of joining the Livery.

The Environmental Cleaners’ Code of Practice is based on core values of mutual trust and understanding. These values should be applied in the following way:

I will endeavour to:

  • Operate with the highest ethical standards and integrity in compliance with all laws and regulations
  • Respect people’s dignity irrespective of gender, race, colour or creed
  • Provide a safe working environment
  • Avoid damaging the environment and seek to enhance it
  • Communicate with people openly, honestly and frequently; ensuring they are consulted before major decisions that may affect them are taken
  • Ensure any employee has policy guidelines regarding giving and accepting gifts, favours and hospitality
  • Ensure suppliers/contractors are paid within the period agreed
  • Listen to any customer complaints and seeking to resolve them
  • Provide independent redress for employees with grievances
  • If appropriate, encourage employees to expand their skills/learning and contribute to the local community
  • Follow proper record keeping and financial reporting procedures
  • Avoid situations when personal interests may conflict
  • Ensure no business is conducted with suppliers/contractors/distributors whose behaviour is contrary to these standards