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A Code of Conduct is a set of standards and behaviours
related to the way we do our work. The Code places a
responsibility on each of us to use sound judgement while
It aims to deliver best practice by ensuring those standards
are clear and guided by sound ethics. By consistently
applying these standards, we enhance the public’s trust and
confidence in each of us. This Code may also impact you
outside the workplace where particular behaviour may be
directly related to your employment and council activities.
The Code does not cover every situation. However, the values,
ethics, standards and behaviours it outlines are a reference
point to help make decisions in situations it does not cover.
If you act in good faith and in keeping with the spirit of the
Code, you can expect to be supported by your colleagues,
your team leader/supervisor/manager and by council.
A Guide to Ethical Decision-Making is included at Appendix B
to help you in situations not covered by the Code.
Council conducts its business with integrity, honesty and
fairness and complies with all relevant laws, regulations,
codes and corporate standards.
Everyone working for council must follow the highest
standards of behaviour when dealing with customers and
each other. Our senior management team must encourage
a culture where ethical conduct is recognised, valued and
followed at all levels.
Council actively supports, encourages and develops
its employees to work safely, be customer focused, use
technology and council assets effectively, adapt to changes
and improve their own capabilities and contribute to council’s
Corporate and Operational Plans.
Sunshine Coast Council Code of Conduct