The ACI Global Code of Conduct is intended to provide guidance for Directors and workers on the standards that ACI Global expects in the conduct of its operations.
The Code has been endorsed by the Managing Director Ian Erskine and applies to all Directors, employees, and consultants. If you are in doubt as to whether anything you are contemplating might breach the Code, ask.
If the activity can be justified in terms of ACI Global expectations and obligations and the activity being proposed involves no legal impropriety then that activity, can be undertaken.
There may be times when our personal interest’s conflict with those of ACI Global or our interested parties. ACI Global has a statutory duty to prefer the interests of interested parties in the event of a conflict.
If the conflict is between our personal interests and ACI Global, we should take action to remove or manage the conflict to avoid detriment to ACI Global.
If you have a conflict, you must disclose that conflict to ACI Global Managing Director and together, are then responsible for putting into place measures to remove or manage the conflict. The conflict must also be recorded on the Quality Improvement Register.
If you have non-publicly known, price-sensitive information such as information:
As a general rule, we should not accept (or offer to give) gifts, services, discounts, gratuities or other gains from (or to) people who conduct business with ACI Global.
Directors, employees and consultants receiving gifts or soft dollar benefits from third parties by virtue of their employment or association with ACI Global must declare these to the Managing Director.
These assets include office equipment, computer systems, the data on those systems (including the passwords allowing access to that data), intellectual property, brands, and corporate charge cards. ACI Global assets are provided to you for conducting the business of the company.
We need to exercise care and diligence in the performance of our duties. We have a responsibility to our interested parties to ensure that our work is accurate, that we attend to detail and that we make decisions based on the principles of risk and current information.
Directors, employees and consultants are expected to align their behaviour to ACI Global’s following key principles:
In the course of performance of our duties, we may have access to confidential information about ACI Global and/or its interested parties.
ACI Global has a long-standing commitment to equal opportunity for not just workers but also learners. Discrimination, bullying or harassment of any kind is prohibited and is inconsistent with our philosophy.
All learners have the right to ongoing professional development including those with special needs.
ACI Global is committed to fair competition. When competing for business we must do so fairly. This means not intentionally misleading customers, business partners, competitors, or the community; only using ACI Global’s reputation in legitimate ways; and refusing to engage in doubtful market practices.
Only the Managing Director may make public statements on behalf of ACI Global. We must take great care in public speaking engagements, media releases, when using social media and at official appearances.
In particular, we must be careful in the following areas:
ACI Global does not make political donations
We have a responsibility to our interested parties to deliver educational value through:
This Policy has been acknowledged and accepted by the Managing Director for ACI Global Ian Erskine on the date below