Code of Ethics
Certification Oceania staff and contractors will:
conduct themselves professionally, with honesty, accuracy, fairness, responsibility and independence;
act at all times solely in the best interest of Certification Oceania, clients and the Certification profession;
provide only professional services for which they are qualified to perform, and adequately inform clients about the nature of proposed services, including any relevant concerns or risks;
inform Certification Oceania of any business interests or affiliations which might influence their judgment or impair their fairness, objectivity and impartiality;
treat in a confidential and private manner information acquired during professional and business dealings of any present or former client without their proper consent;
comply with all laws and regulations of the jurisdictions where professional activities are conducted;
not intentionally communicate false or falsified information that may compromise the integrity of the evaluation, assessment, or Certification process;
not act in any manner that could compromise the reputation of Certification Oceania and will fully cooperate on the inquiry following a claimed infringement of this Code of Ethics; and
respect the intellectual property and contributions of others;
treat all client supplied information as private and confidential;
will not discuss client related information with or visually present client related information to other than Certification Oceania; and
be aware that breaches of client confidentiality may provide grounds for disciplinary action or dismissal.
Last updated: 9 December 2020
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