NZRA Code of Ethics

Objective

To promote, maintain and enhance the reputation of NZRA, it is desirable that all individuals involved in NZRA strive for high standards of professional integrity, proficiency and knowledge.

Procedures:

  1. All individuals involved in NZRA activities have certain expectations placed on them if they are to be seen as "professional" in their operation. These expectations cover both the professionalism of NZRA and the people working in that organisation, and the expectation placed on the individuals themselves, whatever their employment.

  2. The following principles are endorsed for individuals involved in NZRA activities:

  • To undertake only those professional assignments for which they are suitably qualified and competent, and not to solicit prospective clients through the use of false or misleading claims.
  • To have proper regard for public law and the safety, health and welfare of the public in the performance of their professional duties.
  • To maintain confidentiality of information obtained in the course of professional services unless disclosure serves as a compelling professional purpose or is required by law.
  • To continue personal professional education and to contribute to the advancement of the profession through interchange of information and experience with others, and through sharing the results of experience and research.
  • To treat, and be seen to treat, all clients in a fair and equitable manner and not to commit any act of sexual or racial harassment, discrimination, exploitation or coercion.
  • To maintain a commitment to honesty, integrity and excellence in all dealings.
  • To ensure at all times that they attempt to preserve and enhance the reputation of NZRA, and to exercise loyalty, discretion and sound judgement when discussing issues or concerns of relevance NZRA strengthens this reputation.
  • Not accept compensation, financial or otherwise, from more than one party for the same service, or for other services pertaining to the same work, without consent from the NZRA Board.
  • Inform the NZRA Board or Chief Executive of potential or real conflict of interest.
  • Accept the decision of a client or employer concerning the objectives and nature of professional services to be performed unless the course of action to be pursued involves conduct which is illegal or inconsistent with NZRA's primary obligation to the public.

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