“Association of Security Business"
CODE OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND BEHAVIOR
Ratified by the Meeting of the Board on November 15, 2004.
1. The Code of Professional Ethics and Behavior of the Association “Association of Security Business” (hereinafter referred to as the Association) shall lay down the basic principles of general conduct and professional ethics of all its members – physical persons and employees subordinated to legal entities (hereinafter referred to as the Members), to be kept by them while performing their work duties, as well as outside their work place and time. The Members, provided they adhere to the requirements of the Code, are entitled to recognition and moral support on behalf of the society, clients and leadership.
2. The Member of the Association in his/her activities shall be guided by the stipulations of statutory acts, laws and regulations, and the present Code, but, regarding matters, not mentioned in the laws and regulations and the present Code, the Member shall act in accordance with the general standards of conduct.
3. The Code of Professional Ethics of the Association shall be aimed at facilitating lawful and upright activities of its Members in the interest of the society.
4. The Member of the Association, while carrying out his/her duties, as well as in everyday life, shall observe the following basic principles of professional ethics:
4.3. Impartiality and independence;
4.4. Ensuring the confidentiality of information.
5. The Member of the Association, while carrying out his/her duties, shall ensure observance of human rights of each member of the public, regardless of his/her nationality, race, religion, political or any other beliefs, and social status.
6. The Member of the Association, while contacting members of the public (civilian population, clients, partners etc.), shall act in a fair manner, maintaining their equality before the law, shall respect and defend human dignity, be polite and lenient.
7. The Member of the Association, while carrying out his/her duties, as well as outside his/her place and time of work, shall not support, allow or facilitate any violent acts or callous, inhuman, humiliating treatment of any person.
8. The Member of the Association, while carrying out his/her duties, shall apply force, special means and firearms only in the events specified by law and only for the attainment of lawful aims. Unauthorized and ill-intentioned use of force, special means or firearms is unjustifiable.
9. The Member of the Association shall carry out his/her duties with responsibility, be resourceful and purposeful, and shall apply all his knowledge, skills, habits and working experience to attain results of the highest professional standard.
10. The Member of the Association shall continuously improve his/her professional qualification and professional knowledge, reveal his/her own initiative and make his/her own proposals for the improvement of the Association’s work.
11. When adopting decisions in the interest of the Association, the Member shall be guided only by unbiased and approved information. He/she shall be autonomous and independent, while carrying out his/her duties, dissociate from any personal interest and outer influence. The Member’s attitude shall not create a suspicion of any unfair action or a position that might be easily influenced.
12. The Member of the Association shall not make public any commercial or confidential information, acquired during his/her work, that might cause harm to the Association or to the Member’s client, except as specified by law. When making public any information pertaining to the activities of the Association or any Member, the Member shall be cautious, being aware that the actions of any member make up the whole image of the Association before the society.
13. The Members of the Association, in relations with their colleagues, superiors or subordinates, shall observe the established subordination. They shall not allow injury of honor or dignity of their colleagues, and shall behave with mutual respect and dignity towards each other.
14. The personal behavior of a Member of the Association, both in his/her professional and private life shall be blameless. The performance of duties and the behavior outside the place and time of work shall be effected in such a manner that does harm neither the reputation of the Association, nor the reputation of one’s own.
15. In case of trespassing the general rules of behavior and basic principles of professional ethics, as laid down by the present Code, a complaint can be lodged by any physical person or legal entity to the direct leadership of the Member or to the Board of the Association.
16. In case of trespassing the general rules of behavior and basic principles of professional ethics, as laid down by the present Code, the Member of the Association shall be held liable as specified by statutory acts, laws and regulations, and the Statutes of Association.
President of the “Association of Security Business" G. Seibutis.