Ethics

Transparency International is guided by an ethical framework and a commitment to uphold core principles in all the movement’s efforts. We undertake to be open, honest and accountable in our relationships with everyone we work with and with each other.

The Statement of Vision, Values and Guiding Principles provides the basis for all our work, shaping the individual codes of conduct of the chapters, secretariat and Board of Directors.

Transparency International staff adhere to a Conflict of Interest Policy that establishes standards in situations where the interests or values of the movement may conflict with those of individuals entrusted with specific responsibilities for the movement.

A Code of Conduct guides the day-to-day work of the secretariat staff, and an Ethics Advisor is available for consultation on ethical dilemmas. The Board of Directors has its own Code of Conduct which includes a Register of Interests for all members. At the national level, chapters develop their own Codes of Conduct and their board members also supply information to Registers of Interests. Board members can be found following their biographies.

The Ethics Committee provides advice on ethical questions to the Board of Directors, the chapters and the secretariat.

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