Code of Conduct

U3A code of conduct

THE ETHICAL CLIMATE of an organisation is an essential element in establishing its credibility and furthering its mission.

The C3A is dedicated to providing a competent and ethical service to its members and undertakes to provide them with a trustworthy, fair and honest environment based upon equal opportunity to take part in C3A activities. It is accountable to its members, government and others affected by its actions, objectives, policies and Constitution.

C3A code of ethics and practices

Dignity & Respect – The C3A shall recognize the inherent dignity and worth of every individual and treat everybody with honour and respect, even if in disagreement.

Accountability – The C3A shall be accountable to its members, government and others (i.e. stakeholders) affected by its actions, objectives, policies and Constitution and shall accept responsibility for the outcomes of its own actions.

Transparency – The C3A shall provide stakeholders timely, accurate and relevant information, in a comprehensive format and in sufficient detail.

Effectiveness – The C3A shall attain and actively manage a level of competence appropriate to responsibilities undertaken, and execute those responsibilities to high technical and ethical standards for maximum stakeholder benefit, and encourage others to do the same.

Health & Safety – The C3A shall be conscious of the physical and mental well-being of its beneficiaries and volunteers.

Environmental Protection – The C3A shall respect the environment and strive to minimize impact on the environment and encourage others to do the same.

Legality – The C3A shall be independent and self-governing, be transparent and truthful in its dealings with all stakeholders, shall respect and fulfil the requirements of the legal framework in which it operates (the C3A Constitution), avoid any conflicts of interest and be opposed to corruption, financial improprieties or other illegalities.

(Our Code of Conduct forms part of our Regulations, which may be downloaded by clicking here.)