Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics

Our beliefs and values guide us on our journey, influence our behaviors and help us to make the right choices.

We adopted policies that establish our obligations as members of our company and define the rules of conduct. They apply to all company members, and we expect all colleagues to comply fully with these policies.

 

We are committed to acting ethically, fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce, supporting sustainability practices among communities we serve, and strive to help protect the environment.  Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics serves as a guide to help our colleagues who provide services to understand the key expectations for the behavior and highlights personal responsibility. This Code is intended to promote ethical conduct and compliance with laws and regulations, provide ways to report unethical conduct, support a culture of integrity and deter wrongdoing. We expect all colleagues to comply with this Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics and to use good judgment while providing services, and follow the highest ethical standards to which the company is committed. This code is a living document, and we are periodically updating the content of this Code.

 

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Protecting confidential information

We value the trust of the clients that we serve and the candidates we work with. Our clients and candidates trust us with confidential information, which is a valuable asset to our company. We earn that trust by always acting with the highest integrity and protecting this information.

Such confidential information includes intellectual property, financial information such as revenues, budget information, strategic business plans, organizational structures, hiring strategies, fee structures, remuneration schemes, personal information, and other sensitive information provided to us by clients and candidates.

 

We are committed not to disclose this information to the public in any event. We adapted all applicable data privacy laws to protect this information.

 

We only share confidential information with colleagues who have a legitimate need to know or those we know are authorized to access the information. We expect colleagues to safeguard confidential information and use company cybersecurity tools and policies to prevent unauthorized access.

 

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Avoid conflict of interest
Inconsistent activities
Confidential information
Gifts
Family relations

We are committed to avoiding a conflict of interest when an individual's private interferes with the company's interests. We do not tolerate the use or attempt to use any relationship with the company to obtain any improper personal benefit for the employee, family, or other people.

 

Our colleagues must not engage in inconsistent activities with the company’s best interests or impact the company’s relationship with any person or entity with which the company has or proposes to enter a business.

Our colleagues are prohibited from using confidential information for any reason other than the service of that client.

Our colleagues must not accept gifts from persons or entities if such gifts are being made to influence them in their capacity or if acceptance of such gifts may create the appearance of a conflict of interest.

We prohibit personal romantic or familial relationships between company members who are actively working together. We do not employ children of our Partners.

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Competition and trade
Professional independence
Treat client assets with respect
Intellectual property

We adhere to international trade regulations that prohibit or restrict trade with certain countries, organizations, or individuals. We are committed to promoting fair and competitive products and services and compete on quality. When offering our services and products to the market, we must always provide current and accurate information and avoid misleading information. Further, all colleagues must comply with all relevant laws, regulations, and policies relating to fair competition, anti-trust, anti-money laundering, tax laws, funding terrorist organizations.

We must ensure we operate independently of our capacity, avoiding outside engagement. We are a politically neutral company. We do not engage in political activity. Our colleagues are prohibited from accepting an official role in a political campaign, sitting on the board of directors of any for-profit organization. Our colleagues are prohibited from accepting advisory positions outside the company. Not-for-profit organizations are subject to prior clearance.  

We expect our colleagues to treat client assets with respect and use only necessary resources to meet client expectations. Our employees are prohibited from using client assets, information, or position for personal gain.  

 

We respect and value intellectual property. MENITY is an international trademark protected by intellectual rights laws in the USA, Europe, and China. Intellectual property, including technologies, know-how, and information, is a vital asset to our company. All employees have an obligation to protect it.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Safe Environment

Diversity and Inclusion
Equal opportunities
Safe environment
Child labor
Zero tolerance to workplace violence
Human rights support to tackle discrimination

Inclusion is our primary value. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone is welcome regardless of background, gender, identity, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disabilities. We commit to creating an environment where everyone can bring their authentic self to work. 

We strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination or harassment of any kind, including based upon race, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, age, marital status, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

We treat everyone with respect and dignity, with equal opportunities in employment based on individual merit and personal qualifications, ensuring everyone feels welcomed and safe and can grow and develop their talents. We believe every individual has the right to work in a safe, respectful, and professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities with zero tolerance to discriminatory practices.

We respect and support the fundamental human rights declared in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

We support eliminating forced labor and child labor practices and all forms of workplace discrimination.

We have zero-tolerance for any level of workplace violence.

We are an Official Supporter of the United Nations Code of conduct to tackle discrimination again LGBTQ+ people.

 

Responsibility to society

Environmental sustainability
Carbon neutral
Supporting communities

 

As a company, we take our environmental responsibility seriously. To fight climate change, we are committed to use natural resources sustainably and limit our environmental impact in all countries we operate. We embedded the latest technologies to transform our business processes into a digital environment and became a paperless company striving to achieve carbon neutrality.

We convert most of our offices to a virtual space and strive to locate our physical branches in environmentally friendly buildings. 

 

We are committed to implementing best practices to minimize our impact on the environment by limiting our business travel to limit CO2 emissions, minimizing waste, and saving energy and recycling.

As a management consulting company, we serve plenty of private companies helping them to address their climate challenge by recruiting top talented individuals specializing in environmental sustainability.

We understand that our activities have an impact on communities. We expect our colleagues to think about the impact of our work on communities and encourage them to give back by participation in volunteering, community support, non-profit board, charities, among others.  

 

Adherence to the law

Anti-corruption policy
Data Security and Privacy policy
Third Parties

MENITY stands firmly against bribery and corruption in all its forms. We strictly prohibit any form of bribe, and we are committed to fully comply with the anti-corruption laws of all the jurisdictions in which we operate.

We do not offer gifts or favors to gain any form of advantage for ourselves, our colleagues, or any third party. We do not accept gifts that are intended to influence us.

 

We are committed to maintaining systems and policies to detect and prevent corruption or bribery behavior and help our colleagues avoid addressing them properly. 

Our clients and candidates entrust us with confidential information. To protect this information, we adopted a privacy policy and data security guidelines to meet high-security standards. We implemented cybersecurity standards to keep all our clients' personal data and candidates safe as requested by GDPR.

We seek to select suppliers with the same values as us and are committed to the highest professional and ethical standards in their business. Third parties we work with must comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

 
 

Social media

We expect our colleagues to present themselves professionally on social media and in the press. We expect they will maintain a high level of confidentiality and will protect the company and client reputation. Our colleagues must not present personal political opinions that can collide with company political neutrality.

 

We have zero tolerance for posting or sharing any content that violates applicable laws. All external publications and communication with the press require approval by the company.