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Supply Chain Code of Ethics

Goal: To ensure an ethical, professional and accountable supply chain.

I. Personal Integrity and Professionalism

Individuals involved with supply chain activities must act, and be seen to act, with integrity and professionalism. Honesty, care and due diligence must be integral to all supply chain activities within and between Broader Public Sector (BPS) organizations, suppliers and other stakeholders. Respect must be demonstrated for each other and for the environment. Confidential information must be safeguarded. Participants must not engage in any activity that may create, or appear to create, a conflict of interest, such as accepting gifts or favours, providing preferential treatment, or publicly endorsing suppliers or products.

II. Accountability and Transparency

Supply chain activities must be open and accountable. In particular, contracting and purchasing activities must be fair, transparent and conducted with a view to obtaining the best value for public money.  All participants must ensure that public sector resources are used in a responsible, efficient and effective manner.

III. Compliance and Continuous Improvement

Individuals involved with purchasing or other supply chain activities must comply with this Code of Ethics and the laws of Canada and Ontario. These individuals should continuously work to improve supply chain policies and procedures, to improve their supply chain knowledge and skill levels, and to share best practices within the organization.

Approved by the Finance Committee: January 28, 2014

Approved by the Board of Directors: February 4, 2014