Southern Highlands Food & Wine Members Code of Conduct
Every member of the Southern Highlands Food & Wine Association (SHFWA) is expected to comply with a code of conduct determined by the Association’s Committee from time to time.
The SHFWA exists to support, advise and advocate for our members. We greatly value the strong relationship we have with you. It is, however, important to us and to all our members that the SHFWA brand is not compromised, so we do ask you to agree to the following Code for the benefit and protection of all our members and to allow us to provide you with the best services we can.
A member should comply with the following standards of conduct:
SHFWA Core Ethical Standards
As a SHFWA member, one should aspire to:
- Respect and uphold public laws that govern one’s work
- Be honest in conducting the member’s business
- Respect the confidentiality of information gained through one’s work
- Act fairly
- Foster an ethical culture through one’s work and
- Take responsibility for one’s conduct.
To join SHFWA is to commit to work in accordance with its ethical standards and to encourage the development and implementation of the ethical standards within the industries and professions represented by its members.
The Standards of Conduct embody aspirational ethical standards. The aspirational ethical standards describe the conduct that individuals strive to uphold as SHFWA members. Although adherence to the aspirational ethical standards is not easily measured, conducting themselves in accordance with these ethical standards is an expectation that members have of themselves as professionals. Among the aspirational ethical concepts with these Standards of Conduct are those of respect, responsibility, fairness and honesty.
Respect is demonstrating a high regard for oneself, others, and the resources or information entrusted to them. Those resources may include people, money, reputation, the safety of others, and natural or environmental resources. An environment of respect engenders trust, confidence, and performance excellence by fostering mutual cooperation – an environment where diverse perspectives and views are encouraged and valued.
Responsibility is taking ownership for the decisions one makes or fails to make, the actions one takes or fails to take, and the consequences that result.
Fairness is making decisions and acting impartially and objectively. A member’s conduct must be free from competing self-interest, prejudice, and favoritism.
Honesty is understanding the truth and acting in a truthful manner both in one’s communications and in one’s conduct.
|1. RESPECT AND UPHOLD PUBLIC LAWS THAT GOVERN MY WORK|
|2. BE HONEST IN CONDUCTING MY BUSINESS|
|3. RESPECT THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION GAINED|
|4. ACT FAIRLY|
|5. FOSTER AN ETHICAL CULTURE THROUGH ONE’S WORK|
Any breaches in the member code of conduct may be reviewed by the SHFWA Committee and may, at the absolute discretion of the SHFWA, result in the termination of your membership.