Durham CAS has formally adopted this Supply Chain Code of Ethics. It does not replace or supersede the general Code of Ethics, but supplements such code with supply chain specific standards of practice.
The goal of the Supply Chain Code of Ethics is to ensure an ethical, professional and accountable broader public sector supply chain and is as follows:
Personal Integrity and Professionalism
All individuals involved with purchasing or other supply chain-related activities must act, and be seen to act, with integrity and professionalism. Honesty, care and due diligence must be integral to all supply chain activities within and between broader public sector organizations, suppliers and other stakeholders. Respect must be demonstrated for each other and for the environment. Confidential information must be safeguarded. All participants must not engage in any activity that may create, or appear to create, a conflict of interest, such as accepting gifts or favours, providing preferential treatment, or publicly endorsing suppliers or products.
Accountability and Transparency
Supply chain activities must be open and accountable. In particular, contracting and purchasing activities must be fair, transparent and conducted with a view to obtaining the best value for public money. All participants must ensure that public sector resources are used in a responsible, efficient and effective manner.
Compliance and Continuous Improvement
All individuals involved in purchasing or other supply chain-related activities must comply with this Code of Ethics and the laws of Canada and Ontario. All individuals should continuously work to improve supply chain policies and procedures, to improve their supply chain knowledge and skill levels, and to share leading practices.
The conduct of all members of the Society involved with supply chain activities must be in accordance with the Code.
This Supply Chain Code of Ethics must be available and visible to all members of the Society, suppliers and stakeholders involved with supply chain activities.