a. This Code of Conduct for the Members of the International Board of Directors of TI is based on the Umbrella Statement of TI entitled "Vision, Values and Guiding Principles" that was agreed upon by the TI Annual Membership Meeting in Prague in 2001.
b. While the Umbrella Statement provides a firm ethical framework for our global movement, this Code of Conduct reflects the particular needs of the Members of the International Board of Directors.
c. The Members of the TI Board are committed to uphold the highest standards of integrity and accountability, to act according to the core values and guiding principles of TI and to promote these standards and principles.
d. The Members of the TI Board are also aware that they have a special role to play in promoting the movement and its ideals to other stakeholders.
e. This Code of Conduct is a living document. Its value to the TI movement lies in its ability to create an enhancing environment for a culture of integrity.
2. TI UMBRELLA STATEMENT
The Members of the TI Board agree to and adhere to the TI Umbrella Statement, which is attached in Annex 1.
3. TI CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY
The Members of the TI Board agree to comply fully with the TI Conflict of Interest Policy, which is attached in Annex 2, and to complete the Register of Interests which is attached in Annex 3.
4. PRACTICAL GUIDELINES
a. The Members of the TI Board will consult the National Chapters and Individual Members of TI in the development and implementation of all policies and activities that could have an impact on them.
b. The Members of the Board will refrain from deliberating and voting on matters on which they may have a potential conflict of interests.
c. The Members of the TI Board will treat others with respect and consideration and will be sensitive to the fact that some statements, even some jokes may be perceived, heard or understood in very different manners by the audience, and as offending, discriminatory, even as sexist or racist, from a gender or a cultural perspective.
d. The Members of the TI Board will communicate and consult with the other Members of the TI Board openly and collegially and in a manner that assists each of us to fulfil our duties and responsibilities faithfully and efficiently.
e. The Members of the TI Board will respect the privacy and private lives of our colleagues when dealing with personal information.
f. I accept and adhere to the principles and terms of the Code of Conduct, including the three Annexes.