DRIVEN BY OUR VALUES
Sound morals are fundamental to our operation and continue to define the way we do business – helping to stand us apart from our competitors within the industry.
VISION AND PURPOSE
Everything FM operates principally within the public sector, and we are committed to doing what is right and honourable to deliver the best solution to our customers. We set high standards for ourselves and aspire to meet these standards in all aspects of our lives.
This policy applies to everyone Place Group currently employs or may employ in the future.
Our ethical practice is much more than simply a policy – to us, it’s at the very core of our operation. All our employees have access to our Code of Conduct, which will overlap at points with the Code of Ethics.
SUMMARY OF VALUES
EFM’s business code of ethics is based upon the following values:
Responsibility – work hard and take ownership.
Respect – treat people how you want to be treated.
Fairness – be objective and fair and don’t disadvantage others.
Integrity and honesty – tell the truth and avoid any wrongdoings.
Lawfulness – follow the law.
Teamwork – collaborate internally and externally.
THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC LIFE
The Seven Principles of Public Life apply to anyone who works as a public office-holder. This includes all those who are elected or appointed to public office, nationally and locally, and all people appointed to work in the civil service, local government, the police, courts and probation services, NDPBs, and in the health, education, social and care services. All public office-holders are both servants of the public and stewards of public resources. The Principles also have application to all those in other sectors delivering public services.
Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public interest.
Holders of public office must avoid placing themselves under any obligation to people or organisations that might try inappropriately to influence them in their work. They should not act or take decisions in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends. They must declare and resolve any interests and relationships.
Holders of public office must act and take decisions impartially, fairly and on merit, using the best evidence and without discrimination or bias.
Holders of public office are accountable to the public for their decisions and actions and must submit themselves to the scrutiny necessary to ensure this.
Holders of public office should act and take decisions in an open and transparent manner. Information should not be withheld from the public unless there are clear and lawful reasons for so doing.
Holders of public office should be truthful.
Holders of public office should exhibit these principles in their own behaviour. They should actively promote and robustly support the principles and be willing to challenge poor behaviour wherever it occurs.