Effective from November 2022
Approved by: Chief Executive Officer
At a Glance
Five Good Friends expects that our employees, Helpers, volunteers, contractors and other entities working on our behalf will always display the highest standards of professional and personal conduct in serving the needs of customers and stakeholders and interacting with other employees.
All Five Good Friends (FGF) workers (employees, Helpers, volunteers, contractors, Board of Directors).
The objective of this policy is to provide a framework to support day-to-day ethical decision-making.
- Conduct - refers to the way a person behaves, especially in a particular place or situation, such as the workplace.
- Conflict of Interest - occurs when a person’s personal interests conflict with their responsibility to act in the best interest of FGF or its Members. Personal interests include direct interests, as well as those of family, friends or other organisations a person may be involved with or have an interest in. Conflict of interest can also occur when the organisation has impaired objectivity due to conflicts between business and Members or contractual interests. Full definition can be found in our Conflict of Interest Policy.
- Discrimination - occurs when a person is treated less favourably or harassed in certain areas of public life including their employment because of a personal characteristic or prescribed attribute that is protected under law. Full definition can be found in our Equal Opportunity, Discrimination and Harassment Policy.
- Harassment - occurs where a person engages in uninvited or unwelcome behaviour which a reasonable person would expect would cause another person to be offended, humiliated, or intimidated. It does not matter if the person who committed the act intended, or did not intend, to upset or cause offence to the other person. Full definition can be found in our Equal Opportunity, Discrimination and Harassment Policy.
- Sexual Harassment - is defined in the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) (SD Act) as: 'any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that a reasonable person, having regard to all the circumstances would have anticipated would offend, humiliate or intimidate the other person.' Similar definitions are found in State and Territory anti-discrimination and equal opportunity legislation. Full definition can be found in our Sexual Harassment and Victimisation Policy.
- Workplace Bullying - is repeated, unreasonable behaviour directed towards a worker or a group of workers that creates a risk to health and safety and is unlawful. Bullying can occur by direct or indirect means. Full definition can be found in our Workplace Bullying Policy.
The Code of Conduct is aligned with our company values. This policy describes standards of professional conduct that promote adherence to our values of: