Institute of Supply Management Principles and Standards of Ethical Supply Management Conduct
- Perceived Impropriety. Prevent the intent and appearance of unethical or compromising conduct in relationships, actions and communications.
- Conflicts of Interest. Ensure that any personal, business or other activity does not conflict with the lawful interests of your employer.
- Issues of Influence. Avoid behaviors or actions that may negatively influence, or appear to influence, supply management decisions.
- Responsibilities to Your Employer. Uphold fiduciary and other responsibilities using reasonable care and granted authority to deliver value to your employer.
- Supplier and Customer Relationships. Promote positive supplier and customer relationships.
- Sustainability and Social Responsibility. Champion social responsibility and sustainability practices in supply management.
- Confidential and Proprietary Information. Protect confidential and proprietary information.
- Reciprocity. Avoid improper reciprocal agreements.
- Applicable Laws, Regulations and Trade Agreements. Know and obey the letter and spirit of laws, regulations and trade agreements applicable to supply management.
- Professional Competence. Develop skills, expand knowledge and conduct business that demonstrates competence and promotes the supply management profession.