Code of Ethics

 

We are members of the IABC, the International Association of Business Communicators, and we abide by their code of ethics:

IABC’s Code of Ethics

  1. I am honest—my actions bring respect for and trust in the communication profession.
  2. I communicate accurate information and promptly correct any errors.
  3. I obey laws and public policies; if I violate any law or public policy, I act promptly to correct the situation.
  4. I protect confidential information while acting within the law.
  5. I support the ideals of free speech, freedom of assembly, and access to an open marketplace of ideas.
  6. I am sensitive to others’ cultural values and beliefs.
  7. I give credit to others for their work and cite my sources.
  8. I do not use confidential information for personal benefit.
  9. I do not represent conflicting or competing interests without full disclosure and the written consent of those involved.
  10. I do not accept undisclosed gifts or payments for professional services from anyone other than a client or employer.
  11. I do not guarantee results that are beyond my power to deliver.