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Section 4.0301-00 Introduction

View, download or print the full PDF: 4.0503-24 Code of Business Ethics and Conduct Acknowledgement and Disclosure

This Code of Business Ethics applies to all employees, members, Board of Directors, volunteers, consultants, and anyone acting on behalf of NCBA CLUSA.

This Code of Business Ethics and Conduct has been designed to promote the following behaviors:

  • Honest and ethical conduct, including the ethical handling of actual and apparent conflicts of interest between personal and professional relationships;
  • Full, fair, accurate, timely, and understandable disclosure in reports and documents that NCBA CLUSA files with, or submits to, government agencies, donors and in other public communications;
  • Protecting NCBA CLUSA‚Äôs confidential and proprietary information and that of our clients, donors, and partners;
  • Compliance with applicable governmental laws, rules, and regulations;
  • The prompt internal reporting of violations of this code; and
  • Accountability for adherence to this code.

Each of us is responsible for adhering to the values and standards set forth in this Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (CBEC), for compliance with relevant organization policies and for raising questions if we are uncertain whether or not the standards are being met. Violations of the CBEC may result in a variety of corrective actions, and in some cases, may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

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Annex NN to the Code of Business Ethics: Trafficking in Persons Policy and Compliance

Click to view, download or print the full PDF ‚Äď Annex NN to the Code of Business Ethics: Trafficking in Persons Policy and Compliance Plan

SCOPE
This policy and compliance plan applies to all NCBA CLUSA staff, executives, board of directors, consultants, volunteers, associated, or any other person conducting work on behalf of NCBA CLUSA, worldwide. These standards apply both during and after work hours.

Similarly, all subawardees, subcontractors, vendors, or other providers of goods and/or services to NCBA CLUSA worldwide must have a policy and compliance plan related to trafficking in persons, or must agree to adhere to NCBA CLUSA’s plan, which may be provided on request.

DEFINITION
Trafficking in persons (TIP) is the use of force, fraud, or coercion to compel persons to provide labor or services or commercial sex. TIP involves exploitation of all types. TIP can include elements of recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing, or obtaining a person for the purpose of exploitation. The three most common forms of trafficking are:

  • Labor Trafficking,
  • Sex Trafficking, and
  • Child Soldiering.

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