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As part of membership of The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply all members' sign up to a Code of Ethics. The Code is regularly reviewed and the last major review and update was in March 2009.

As a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply, I will:

This Code was approved by the CIPS Council on 11 March 2009.

Applying the Code

Members of CIPS must abide by the Code and require every person, business or organisation they work with during their professional practice to do so too.

In addition, members are expected to encourage the organisation to adopt an ethical purchasing policy based on the principles of this Code and to raise any matter of concern relating to business ethics at an appropriate level.

Breaching the Code

The Royal Charter sets out a disciplinary procedure in which the Disciplinary Committee may investigate complaints against any Members. If it is found that a Member has breached the Code of Ethics, the Disciplinary Committee is authorised to take appropriate action. Contact CIPS directly for further information or advice on any aspect of the Code of Ethics.

Contact Details:

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply – UK

Easton House,
Church Street,
Easton on the Hill,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1780 756777
Fax: +44 (0)1780 751610
Email: info@cips.org

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